[NL2-NL10] NL25, KQo, preflop push

    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.55 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:club: , Q:spade: . BU posts a blind of $0,10.
      BB posted big blind of just $0,10 and is all-in.
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0,50, 2 folds, SB calls $0,40, Hero raises to $5,00 (All-In), MP3 calls $4,50, SB folds.

      Flop: ($10,95) A:club: , 6:heart: , 5:spade:
      Turn: ($10,95) 6:club:
      River: ($10,95) 8:heart:


      Final Pot: $10,95

      Correct push due to all the dead money or is KQo too weak?
  • 4 replies
    • kukkiwonBG
      kukkiwonBG
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      Joined: 27.07.2008 Posts: 4,494
      There is not so much dead money for this move.
      Vs. unknowns (you have only 11hands) you can play here only the SHC hands JJ+, AK, If you have reads on the MP3 and the SB (if he is passive is bad) you may shove AQs, but this is max imo.
      If you have something like 500 hands and the same stats for this guy and the SB is loose but not very passive you may shove AT+,99+, and maybe even A9s
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I play this one passively so I just call and if I hit a K or Q with a good flop , I will bet out 2/3 to Potsized.

      I think pushing here is overrated with KQo because the hand itself isnt that great ;)
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Maybe there really isn't so much dead money(my bad :rolleyes: ), but what if you look from another perspective... ...many judges disregard minbets and make a regular bet, which would mean in my situation 1 minbet + 1 caller = 4 limpers and therefore preflop push because sitting out of position...

      However, I agree that KQ isn't much of a hand. :P
    • IngolPoker
      IngolPoker
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      Joined: 05.09.2006 Posts: 10,473
      Originally posted by burek2000
      Maybe there really isn't so much dead money(my bad :rolleyes: ), but what if you look from another perspective... ...many judges disregard minbets and make a regular bet, which would mean in my situation 1 minbet + 1 caller = 4 limpers and therefore preflop push because sitting out of position...

      However, I agree that KQ isn't much of a hand. :P
      you already gave the reasons

      nh!