[NL20-NL50] NL25 - KJs from button

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $10.50
      Hero:
      $25.89

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:heart: , J:heart:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, SB calls $0.90, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2.25) K:diamond: , 9:club: , T:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.00, SB calls $2.00.

      Turn: ($6.25) 4:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.00, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $6.25

      Thoughts:
      Preflop: Steal-raise KJs from BU.
      Flop: Bet/fold. Protection against draws - flush, Jx, Qx
      Villains low AF => Reraise means I am beaten.
      Turn: Bet/fold. Same as flop.

      Is this the correct line?
      I am too strong to check/fold but not many hands will call me down that I beat.

      Edit:
      - Is turn bet too small? I didn't want the pot to get too big but I am not really protecting well with a 1/2 pot bet. Pot control vs protection.

      - If I checked the turn for maximum pot control could I call a bet on a blank river?
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      consider opponent stack size I can´t get away there KJ and 42 is too less to say anything about opponent af.
      So if I get raised ont he flop, then I´m shoving, if he raises on the turn, then I would call shove
      Turn bet is fine, you´re preparing for river shove and also protecting your hand
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
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      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      So against this middle stack it is bet/shove, bet/shove, bet/shove?

      Against a full stack would it be more like bet/fold or would you still bet/shove?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by Smileyphil
      So against this middle stack it is bet/shove, bet/shove, bet/shove?

      Against a full stack would it be more like bet/fold or would you still bet/shove?
      Middle stack I´m playing for stacks, so yes I´d shove if he doesn´t go all-in on any street
      Fullstack it depends a lot on the player: I´d likely take bet/call line on the flop and shove over the top on the turn if I think villain is bluffing there enough times