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[NL2-NL10] NL 10 KQs

    • AndriusLT
      Joined: 14.09.2007 Posts: 189

      Is it ok to call minraise from SB with such hand?

      Push turn?

      Known players:

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:spade: , Q:spade:
      5 folds, MP3 raises to $0,20, CO calls $0,20, BU folds, Hero calls $0,15, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0,70) 2:spade: , T:spade: , 6:heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0,40, CO calls $0,40, Hero calls $0,40.

      Turn: ($1,90) J:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0,90, CO raises to $1,80, Hero raises to $1,15 (All-In), MP3 folds.

      River: ($5,75) A:diamond:

      Final Pot: $5,75
  • 2 replies
    • DeKuip
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      You can regard the minraise as a limper. So you can just raise with your KQ here. However, the amount you raise to should be 3x raise-size +1x per caller.

      So here we have a raise and 1 caller, that means 4x raise-size which is $0.80. However, since you're OOP (Out Of Position) on the flop, you can push here immediately preflop (the same as you would do with 3 or more limpers).

      As played your check/call on the flop is good, because your odds are good enough (flushdraw + 2 overcards).
      On the turn you really have a monsterdraw, but in a multiway pot OOP I think it's good to check/raise all-in. So I like your line there!
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Hi AndriusLT,

      i personally don't like it. KQs is a marginal hand, it has it's playability but also drawbacks (can easily be dominated). We should hardly ever enter the pot in unraised pot (cause the number 1 goal of sss play is 'put all your money in as soon as possible').

      It's marginal, but playable if you are able to provide good line postflop. Here, I sense a good spot for a check/raise all-in. It gives you lost of fold equity, surely enough to make this play +EV.