[NL2-NL10] NL5, KJs from BB (free play)

    • MancaMulas
      Joined: 12.03.2009 Posts: 4,494
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, K.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, MP2 calls $0.05, 4 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.17) J, 8, 7 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($0.37) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, MP1 calls $0.25.

      River: ($0.87) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60(All-In), MP1 calls $0.60.

      Final Pot: $2.07.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of jacks (J K)
      MP1 shows a straight, queen high (Q T)
      MP1 wins with a straight, queen high (Q T).

      I smelled that damn straight! but as the strategy says that we play for all chips with top pair with jack (or higher) kicker...
  • 2 replies
    • MrMardyBum
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      NH imo, think you played it correctly. Fish will sometimes make thier stupid draws, it's just a part of the game.

      Only thing I may of done different here is to raise maybe to .20 on the flop and then pot sized bet on the turn, this way you are making him pay more for his massively -ev draw, and adding a bit more value to your hand. And may actually get him to laydown on the turn.

      But the way you played was a nice 2/3's of the pot.

      Play this hand the same way a few more times and I think you'll make a profit with this line :)
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi Manca

      The most profitable EV line in an unraised pot is: Bet Pot Flop, Bet Pot Turn and depending how many callers on the Flop, you can directly shove it on the Turn

      As played, he chased his gutshot, well played from him (=NOT) but don't mind the result, next time bet harder postflop since you want o build up the pot and protect your vulnerable hand!

      * Gerv