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[NL20-NL50] Q kicker good enough?

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      25 hands 42/25/50 folds from BB

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $54.86 (274.3 bb)
      UTG: $20.17 (100.9 bb)
      MP: $28.01 (140.1 bb)
      Hero (CO): $25.54 (127.7 bb)
      BTN: $32.16 (160.8 bb)
      SB: $22.67 (113.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T Q
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.30) K 7 T (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.30) K (2 players)
      BB bets $0.97, Hero calls $0.97

      River: ($3.24) 9 (2 players)
      BB bets $2.43, Hero calls $2.43

      $8.10 pot ($0.40 rake)
      Final Board: K 7 T K 9
      BB showed T Q and won $3.85 (-$0.15 net)
      Hero mucked T Q and won $3.85 (-$0.15 net)

      His T donk doesn't mean that much but his R bet does look vbet. I was thinking about range that got there or I was already behind on the T. Kx obviously, AT, QJ got there on the R. We don't have enough hands on him but he might be on the looser side. So my thinking process was that I beat his Tx hands but he might have K9+ hands which he vbets.

      While playing it was an easy call for me but now I'm not so sure.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey Yaxkukmian,

      Flop check back is fine.

      Turn call is fine, you have a decent bluffcatcher.

      River - I'd probably lean towards folding because there is no guarantee he bets worse Tx for value, whereas he is always betting Kx, TT, straights, KT etc. Small PP may fire turn for protection, but again unlikely to bet river and turn hand into bluff. As for pure bluffs - just don't think he has that many.