[NL2-NL10] NL5 6max KQo BB 3 bet preflop?

    • kiwicoach
      kiwicoach
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      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220
      Hello

      Villian is quite rocky over 58 hands and I'm in position with a medium strength starting hand. No significant reads over and above the stats. I'm wondering what the optimal preflop strategy is here?

      Once I call preflop and raise the flop and he calls I'm wondering if the turn bet is correct? And then what about the river? I'm worried I underplayed the hand preflop and overplayed it post flop.

      Thanks
      Alan

      OnGame - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BB): 111 BB
      UTG: 301.5 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 16.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 51)
      MP: 83 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      CO: 204.25 BB (VPIP: 27.47, PFR: 18.68, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 91)
      BTN: 43.5 BB (VPIP: 44.78, PFR: 11.94, 3Bet Preflop: 13.79, Hands: 68)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.28, PFR: 10.53, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 58)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:club: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) Q:heart: 3:heart: T:club:
      SB bets 4.5 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, SB calls 7.5 BB

      Turn: (30 BB, 2 players) 6:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets 22.5 BB, SB calls 22.5 BB

      River: (75 BB, 2 players) 7:heart:
      SB checks, Hero checks
  • 4 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey K,

      Preflop call is fine imo, he seems on the tighter side so 3bet for value is not likely and your hand is too good to bluff.

      On the flop, I don't understand the raise. What do you expect him to cbet/call? I think it's a clear call and proceed to the turn IP. If you do raise the flop, it should be for value and then the blank turn means you can value bet.
    • kiwicoach
      kiwicoach
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      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220
      Thanks

      I raised the flop for protection because of the two hearts on board and to make hands like KJ pay to see the turn.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      You have to consider all his range. He doesn't only bet flushdraws or KJ. He bets better Qx, KK+, sets, 2pair. He also bets complete air that you have crushed. I think unless you can make your opponent call with Tx type hands or shove with flushdraws because he thinks you are super weak when raising, your play here should be to call. The biggest problem is that your opponent starts with a tight range so his flushdraws here will often be combo draws, therefore in excellent shape vs you and his pairs are also very good. You are not facing a weak enough range to raise here imo.
    • kiwicoach
      kiwicoach
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      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220
      makes sense, thanks