[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - KQo, got lucky but played well?

    • kesgab
      kesgab
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.05.2007 Posts: 217
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $52,10
      CO:
      $50,00

      0,25/0,5 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , Q:heart:
      CO raises to $2,00, 2 folds, Hero calls $1,50.

      Flop: ($4,25) 9:club: , T:diamond: , 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $3,50, Hero calls $3,50.

      Turn: ($11,25) J:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $5,00, Hero raises to $18,00, CO raises to $44,50 (All-In), Hero calls $26,50.

      River: ($100,25) 6:heart:


      Final Pot: $100,25

      Would it be better here to:
      - 3bet preflop (or just fold to unknown)?
      - check/raise (or donk bet) on flop?
      - bet out on turn?
  • 2 replies
    • kukac26
      kukac26
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.11.2007 Posts: 126
      Folding pre-flop is a bit weak against unknown. I wouldn't re-raise.. KQ off may cost you some when he comes over.

      C/R on the flop is viable, but I believe C/C is better. If you missed the turn you'd be coming out betting, trying to take him out of the picture after his c-bet.

      You could come out shooting on the turn as C/R there usually means a monster and villains without monsters will not call you alot..

      I'd probably fold the flop.. two overs and inside draw.. and I can't be sure my overs are good.

      Lucky that he had set/2p, too :)
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      3-bet pf. it makes your hand easier to play postflop.
      Flop: c/c is fine, you have enough outs and villain could check back turn.
      Turn/r is strong, but 55/33 would not get away here overpair/top pair never, so it is fine.