PokerStars 0,50$ Fullring Turbo, KJs in a multiway pot

    • Mooharius
      Mooharius
      Silver
      Joined: 10.01.2007 Posts: 317
      Hi everyone,

      here I have KJs and decide to complete in the SB after two limpers. The flop brings me an OESD and I am first to act. I checked and everyone else checked behind. The Turn brings a J, so I add a second-pair to my OESD. Nevertheless the board is pretty wet. Would you bet out like 1.75 - 2BB in this spot? Or would you already bet the flop to try to take down the pot immediately?

      PokerStars - 25/50 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+1: 40.2 BB (VPIP: 9.52, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 42)
      CO: 18.8 BB (VPIP: 54.55, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      BTN: 35.9 BB (VPIP: 45.45, PFR: 27.27, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 11)
      Hero (SB): 30.6 BB
      BB: 34.8 BB (VPIP: 26.19, PFR: 19.05, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 42)
      UTG: 39.4 BB (VPIP: 9.43, PFR: 7.55, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 53)
      UTG+1: 29.3 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)
      MP: 41 BB (VPIP: 26.19, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 42)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:club: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, CO calls 1 BB, BTN calls 1 BB, Hero calls 0.5 BB, BB checks

      Flop: (4 BB, 4 players) 6:diamond: Q:heart: T:spade:
      Hero checks, BB checks, CO checks, BTN checks

      Turn: (4 BB, 4 players) J:heart:
      Hero?
  • 4 replies
    • Mayb3n0T
      Mayb3n0T
      Silver
      Joined: 03.01.2017 Posts: 268
      I think that you can bet like half pot or a bit more to see how strong your opponents are but if you think that someone could be more agressive and raise it's better to check, control the pot and try a free card. But after everyone check i think you have to bet, you have second pair+OESD and none of them shows strenght. If you anyone calls re-evaluate river (it depends on river card) and if you face a raise i just fold.

      Cumps ;)
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 35,840
      The turn card is a tricky one, because it’s easy possible someone is checking a hand like T9 on the flop and I would play it safe against 3 players and just check it and her-evaluate on further action, because it’s tough to get value in a spot like this and you don’t want to be raised of the hand.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • ghaleon
      ghaleon
      Black
      Joined: 17.10.2007 Posts: 5,938
      Preflop raise would be option also. Flop check is best and I would bet around 3BB on turn for value and protection.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 35,840
      Pre-flop raising is an option, but with 2 fishy players on CO and BTN it’s likely you will play often a big pot out of position. I don’t think that’s something I like, because we will miss the flop a decent amount of the time and if we hit well it’s likely we get a lot of value with betting post-flop.