[NL2-NL10] NL25 KQs BU minraise with many callers

    • dadude77
      Joined: 26.10.2008 Posts: 1,516
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      CO ($4.75)
      Button ($44.50)
      Hero (SB) ($5)
      BB ($8.10)
      UTG ($19.15)
      UTG+1 ($18.50)
      MP1 ($25.65)
      MP2 ($31.60)
      MP3 ($15)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, Q
      1 fold, UTG+1 bets $0.50, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.50, 1 fold, Button calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.40, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($2.50) J, A, 7 (5 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG+1 bets $0.25, MP3 calls $0.25, 1 fold, Hero folds, BB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($3.25) 10 (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 checks, MP3 bets $0.50, BB raises to $1, UTG+1 raises to $1.50, MP3 calls $1, BB calls $0.50

      River: ($7.75) 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG+1 bets $1, MP3 calls $1, BB calls $1

      Total pot: $10.75 | Rake: $0.50
      How to play this preflop with the minraise? What about if only the utg+2 minraised and no callers? I'm not good with these minraises.
  • 3 replies
    • ShinShya
      Joined: 20.04.2009 Posts: 90

      In these situations with EP min raisers (unless you know they raise like this with marginal holdings) I'd probly let KQs go, especially out of position. I assume is he raising with a decent hand, but if he isn't, even a hand like A2s is ahead of you. As for the callers, I still say its going to be a fold for me, there just isn't enough chance I'm ahead. If I do feel like I am ahead though, I'm pushing, not calling OOP :D .

      I hope this makes sense and I'm not totally wrong /wink
    • dandycal
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      In NL25 against unkowns I treat min-raisers as limpers. So here I totally push my KQ in their face, no second thought. Especially with those cold callers, lot's of dead money for you!
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi dadude,

      I prefer folding over completing here on the SB because you are OOP and it will get you into some nasty spots.

      I agree with dandycal in the sense that on micro's, clickraises are like weak hands or veryvery strong hands. As there are 2 ccallers, you have 4bb in deadmoney so that makes even more reasons to shove.

      I also agree with ShinShya since K:sQ isnt the best hand in the world but I get tempted by the $1 dead money if I shove here.

      I'd shove preflop and note things down, I think you have enough FE to get the pot there. Additionally you still have >30% Equity against a range so u are not doomed in that sense.

      - Gerv