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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 KQs flop raising ranges

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Heya, SB 23/21/3.0/14.0/29/106

      Not really sure how to construct my flop raising ranges in these spots.
      When villain seems reggy, but still fairly unknown postflop.

      I often find hands like this where I'm unsure how polarized I should be raising. (in position or out, this hands is just an example).

      Like maybe I should lean towards raising with something like Td9d or KsQs & calling nut FD's or KdQd since I have more equity with overs & it plays better on later streets.

      When the flop doesn't hit his range so much, like this, I figure flatting is better because he's going to give up more often on the turn.
      Whereas boards that do hit his perceived range well, I should be more polarized when raising.

      Does this make sense?

      Hero (BTN): $51 (102 bb)
      SB: $65.19 (130.4 bb)
      BB: $19.07 (38.1 bb)
      UTG: $61.06 (122.1 bb)
      MP: $66.39 (132.8 bb)
      CO: $41.07 (82.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K Q
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB raises to $4, BB folds, Hero calls $3

      Flop: ($8.50) 4 J 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50

      Turn: ($19.50) 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $9.75, SB calls $9.75

      River: ($39) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $31.75 and is all-in, SB folds

      $39 pot ($1.76 rake)
      Final Board: 4 J 6 4 7
      Hero mucked K Q and won $37.24 ($17.99 net)
      SB mucked and lost (-$19.25 net)
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey Danny,

      I would leans towards reasonably polarised to begin with. When you call, he will very often give up on bluffs and sometimes try to pot control but you still are able to bluff very often. At the same time, you once in a while ship his stack when you hit and you kept him in with the second best hand/draw.

      If he barrels a lot, then I would call the strong draws as well but this time the intention is to raise vs the barrel.

      In your spot I would probably raise combo draws like A4dd, 78dd, some spades and only a few flushdraws like 89dd, T9dd like you also suggested. At the same time, if your opponent barrels a lot, you can consider slowplaying as well some of the hands and only raise a bluff heavy range.