[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - KK on wet board

    • pokeralle
      Joined: 29.10.2008 Posts: 269
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , K:spade:
      MP3 folds, CO calls $0,10, Hero raises to $0,50, 2 folds, CO calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,15) 5:diamond: , 9:diamond: , 8:club: (2 players)
      CO bets $0,55, Hero raises to $1,50, CO calls $0,95.

      Turn: ($4,15) 7:diamond: (2 players)
      CO bets $0,10, Hero calls $0,10.

      River: ($4,35) 6:heart: (2 players)
      CO bets $2,06, Hero folds.

      except the small flop raise, is there any other way to play this hand?
  • 3 replies
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Raise more on flop. $2.5-$3 is better. You're giving way too good odds to a flushdraw here.

      Calling the minbet is fine obviously, since you're drawing to 2nd nut flush.

      On the river.. well, it's tempting to call for a split, but calling for a split sucks especially much since the flush is out there, so folding is good :)
    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      To make villain call a pot-sized bet, raise to double their original bet plus the pot. In this case, $1.10 + $1.15 for $2.25. Villain then has to call $1.70 more, while the pot stands at $1.7 ($1.15 + $0.55c bet from villain = $1.70).

      That would be most appropriate bet in this situation where you want to push villain off his draw, or get value from villain overpaying to draw you out.

      Turn card is beyond ugly but you can easily play a check-call line here, depending on odds, with your flush redraw. No point trying to protect again on the turn as most draws made it with that disgraceful card.

      Looking at the CO's river bet I think the 10c turn was a bet-induce. He wanted you to think he was still drawing and that the 7 didnt make his hand, so he invited you to overbet him. I think you would find that if you had made a turn bet (raise to ~$3) youd have been met with a shove.

      Good fold.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504

      I recommend you to read this article:

      Here you can see that potsize raise would be 3x opponent bet + pot. So that means -> 1.15+(3x0.55) = $2.80

      Best regards,