[NL2-NL10] NL50 top pair king kicker on a freeplay.

    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i didnt raise preflop because over my current 9k hands, KQ is my least profitable at about -2BB/hand, and as a result i have stopped raising with it altogether

      as played, should i have folded to the raise??

      Known players:
      SB:
      $52.50
      Hero:
      $9.00
      MP1:
      $9.00
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $9.25
      CO:
      $52.05
      BU:
      $11.50

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:club: , Q:diamond:
      MP1 calls $0.50, 4 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.25) 6:heart: , 9:club: , Q:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, MP1 raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $8.50 (All-In), MP1 raises to $8.50 (All-In).

      Turn: ($18.25) 5:heart:
      River: ($18.25) 7:spade:


      Final Pot: $18.25

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Kc Qd)
      MP1 shows a pair of kings (Kh Ks)

      MP1 wins with a pair of kings (Kh Ks)
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      From my opinion you played it correctly. Lets see what judges advice.
    • AndriusLT
      AndriusLT
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2007 Posts: 189
      Hm,
      I would bet PF. If I got raised I would fold.
      I think flop play is good.
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      If you think KQ does not qualify to raise preflop, you cannot rely on it on the flop, can you? I mean, you're easily putting your whole stack on risk with only top pair and not the best kicker but you won't bet it preflop against lone mp limper? :)

      I'm kidding a bit, but well... Just raise it preflop, I think.

      As played, I still won't fold it of course :) . SSS + top pair second kicker = shove :) .
    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i never raise K high with SSS unless im blind stealing.

      over my first 5-10k hands, i was getting around -4BB per hand average with it, playing it completely correctly. hence i decided its not a profitable hand to raise.