[NL20-NL50] KQo raise on Kxx

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      PokerStars - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.68, PFR: 20.09, 3Bet Preflop: 6.77, Hands: 717)
      SB: 48.5 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 21)
      Hero (BB): 105.02 BB
      UTG: 170.42 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
      MP: 141.2 BB (VPIP: 20.49, PFR: 14.75, 3Bet Preflop: 4.08, Hands: 122)
      CO: 207.38 BB (VPIP: 20.96, PFR: 15.59, 3Bet Preflop: 6.30, Hands: 1,242)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 1.5 BB

      Flop: (5.5 BB, 2 players) 2:club: K:club: 6:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 4 BB, Hero raises to 11 BB, BTN calls 7 BB

      Turn: (27.5 BB, 2 players) 7:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 18 BB, Hero calls 18 BB

      River: (63.5 BB, 2 players) 6:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows Q:heart: K:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Sixes) (Pre 45%, Flop 84%, Turn 93%)
      BTN mucks A:club: 9:heart: (One Pair, Sixes) (Pre 55%, Flop 16%, Turn 7%)
      Hero wins 60.64 BB

      Is it ok to raise flop? He could call many weaker Kx, or fd so I see value in raise. Vs 3bet I would just call (maybe shove better), because he is regg and I dont repp much but fd.

      Is it ok then to c/c turn and river, since he would probably bet fd, and also I expect him to float a lot on flop? Also when I raise on Axx, or Kxx I give up turn so I balance it this way.

      When I see result, he called A9o (air), is it ok to continue raising TPGK when he is BU, or SB, and see how he reacts in future? I think most people write note when they see somebody raises with TPGK, so if I see him folding in future, I can start bluffing more often vs him on Axx, Kxx?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717

      Preflop: I would 3-bet here vs many players by default in BB vs BU.

      Flop: I think check/raise is fine. Usually when the hand is strong enough to 3-bet pre, it's strong enough to c/r in a single-raised pot with TP.

      I think it's pretty weird to c/r for value and not barrel off. This c/r F check T line is more suitable if you are raising flop for thin value with a TPNK hand. but you have TP2K here so you should bet bet bet and hope he calls you down with KJ/KT/K9.

      basically if you don't think he's calling you down often enough, you're probably not 3-barreling such spots enough of the time.