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[NL2-NL10] NL2 AK hitting K against a set

    • doshiindia
      Joined: 08.01.2009 Posts: 28
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      3 players
      Converted at

      BTN pvsklaci33 ($6.44)
      SB iQueen ($5.17)
      BB HERO ($1.93)

      Pre-flop: ($0.03, 3 players)
      pvsklaci33 raises to $0.08, iQueen calls $0.07, HERO raises to $0.20, pvsklaci33 calls $0.12, iQueen calls $0.12

      Flop: 5:diamond: 8:diamond: K:club: ($0.62, 3 players)
      iQueen checks, HERO bets $0.55, pvsklaci33 folds, iQueen raises to $1.84, HERO goes all-in $1.18

      Turn: J:spade: ($4.19, 2 players)

      River: Q:club: ($4.19, 2 players)

      Final Pot: $3.97
      iQueen shows: 5:spade: 5:club:
      HERO shows: A:club: K:heart:

      iQueen wins $3.97 ( won +$1.93 )
      pvsklaci33 lost -$0.20
      HERO lost -$1.93

      - - - -

      No need to tell me about the preflop raise should have been bigger, that's because I was deeply involved in two more hands at the other tables on the very same moment.

      However what about calling that shove on flop? I definitely put hands like 99-QQ and KQ, maybe even K10-KJ (he'd keep them preflop esp. if they were suited), then all the A high flush draws, and an OESD with 67 (same story about them falling in love with it) into his range to make the move. Two pair is not to be taken into consideration on such board I believe, then the only hands that beat us are 55 and 88 (he would have 4-bet AA/KK preflop).

      And we only had to call less than 1/3 of the final pot. Was it the right call after all?
  • 1 reply
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      as a rule of thumb top pair top kicker shouldnt be fold in 3 bet pots
      calling is fine here especialy if you know he has some draws in his range
      and yes .you should raise big preflop