[NL2-NL10] KQs vs AJ

    • Dragar
      Dragar
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      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      UTG ($20.97)
      MP ($14.59)
      Hero (CO) ($4.99)
      Button ($10.18)
      SB ($10.02)
      BB ($4.82)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, Q
      1 fold, MP calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, BB calls $0.20, MP calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.77) J, A, 4 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.05, MP calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.60, BB calls $0.55, MP calls $0.55

      Turn: ($2.57) 10 (3 players)
      BB bets $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $4, BB calls $2.97 (All-In)

      River: ($10.51) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $10.51 | Rake: $0.50

      Results:
      BB had J, A (two pair, Aces and Jacks).
      Hero had K, Q (straight, Ace high).
      Outcome: Hero won $10.01



      Raise on the flop was done to stop any flush draws and to bluff.
      Reason for bluff:
      Villain acts as if on flush draw. Hence he cannot have A or J. Caller cannot have A since he would raise this to prevent flush draw. He might not even have J and might be drawing himself. Hence I try to force the image that I have A (am pre-flop aggressor) and want them to stop drawing. I am trying to develop a more aggressive play style. Misread the opponent here on the flop, but that was his fault for trying to slow play his strong hand.
  • 5 replies
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,382
      Call flop with your trash hand and hope for spades or a T. Do you really think they will fold FD here lol?
      I like the aggro style headsup but not against 2 opponents, specially with your gutshot hand.

      You say he made a mistake, but you corrected it by betting flop.
      On turn you hit your miracle card and believe you did the right thing, the truth is that you got very lucky and would prob have lost your stack (with your aggro style) if a K or Q dropped.
    • Dragar
      Dragar
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      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      Nope...
      He insta called my raise. I knew he had a strong hand.

      Why should I let them draw if I can take down the pot?
    • Solomaextra
      Solomaextra
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 7,401
      It's very easy hand to play and you make it complicated, just fold the flop here against 2. You can't "stop flush" with this small raise and 2 callers.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,382
      Originally posted by Dragar
      Nope...
      He insta called my raise. I knew he had a strong hand.

      Why should I let them draw if I can take down the pot?
      Its simple really. They always have the A. xD
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I like your raise on the flop
      You have enough fold equity against donk bet.