[NL2-NL10] NL10 KK Pot Control

    • williamtywong
      Joined: 19.01.2009 Posts: 123
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      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K:spade: , K:club:
      UTG1 raises to $0.40, Hero raises to $1.20, 7 folds, UTG1 calls $0.80.

      Flop: ($2.55) 8:diamond: , 4:club: , J:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $1.50, UTG1 calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($5.55) Q:heart: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($5.55) 2:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      Final Pot: $9.55

      Pot control the right option here on a dry flop and turn?
  • 1 reply
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Preflop: I make my 3bet a little bigger - 1.60 actually, because you don't want to give him odds for set value when you're so deep.

      Flop: A little smallish bet but I think it's OK

      Turn: I would bet the turn again - no reason to think we're behind just yet. Villain could easily have made a bad call of your 3bet with AJ or maybe QQ/TT preflop that he doesn't want to fold, or even AQ that he called the small flop bet with and now hit.

      River: As played just calling is your plan of course, but I think you could get more value in this hand by betting the turn aswell.