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[NL20-NL50] NL 20 SH KJs

    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
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      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:heart: , J:heart:
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.80, 2 folds, BB calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.70) 7:club: , Q:club: , 8:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.30, BB calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.30) J:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.50, BB calls $2.50.

      River: ($9.30) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $9.30

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of jacks (Kh Jh)
      BB shows a pair of queens (Qh Tc)

      BB wins with a pair of queens (Qh Tc)

      How can I tell if its ok to second barell and when not?
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      I prefer to just check behind and go for pot control. Without stats it's hard to say if he has the Q or not.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Here you can also check back on the turn and call reasonable size turn bet.
      You should second barrel, if you think that worse hands would call here:
      - like flushdraw
      or better hands would fold, which is very unlikely if you bet a little more than potsize.

      When to double barrel, depends which hand range do you put opponent and which are bad cards for him calldown and which could complete his draw or doesn´t change the board and you think he´d likely call again.
      Like if you c-bet A high on T43 board and get called, then T and lower cards is bad card for double barrel unless you triple barrel there a lot of times. J and higher cards are better cards to double barrel, since then he likely doesn´t have any more top pair and you´re represent hands that became now better than his T9 or 88.

      I would also bet here turn, although I don´t get Q to fold, he would still could call me with middle pair or dra´w, if called then I can check behind on the river.