[NL2-NL10] Blew This On The Flop?

    • andyb43
      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 903
      Villain is a serial blind stealer. KQs should be ahead.

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      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:heart: , Q:heart:
      6 folds, BU raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.70, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.80) 3:diamond: , Q:club: , 5:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, BU raises to $2.40, Hero raises to $4.00, BU calls $1.60.

      Turn: ($9.80) A:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $4.90, Hero calls $4.90.

      River: ($19.60) 9:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $4.90, Hero raises to $3.98 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $28.48

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of queens (Kh Qh)
      BU shows a pair of aces (Ad 8d)

      BU wins with a pair of aces (Ad 8d)

      Needed a bigger reraise on flop right?
  • 3 replies
    • kosmonaut111
      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      If you think KQs is ahead , reraise it. If he is there with trash, he folds. When you call and he hits his 2pair or something - it is bad for you. also if he doesn´t hit, you can´t get any more value from him.
      Flop: You have there top pair second kicker - usually I take pot control line or fold. You may call his 3bet I think.
      Turn: bet/fold is better - A is a scarecard for you, and maybe for your opponent also.

      And don´t post results. (didn´t look them before this post)
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      BU is middlestack, I´d 3-bet pf to get initiative, he´d likely call with worse hands and you don´t mind even if he folds
      lead out/3-bet is fine on teh flop, but raise to 6$, then you can shove at any turn card
      shoving turn imo is better than c/c, since you´re not folding river, getting too good odds to call.
    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Hero is the midstack...

      3bet pf to $2.40 if you think hes stealing. If he shoves you can fold if hes not a complete idiot since too many hands beat you. Usually stealers fold to tight players who re-steal though.
      When you hit TPgK with midstack (or vs midstack) in a 3bet pot then you must try and get him all-in imo because we dont want him to suck out with his A or some draw.
      If you just call pf you can lose a lot more than if you 3bet by simply not knowing what you are up against. And playing for flush/straight oop is very hard.