[NL2-NL10] NL10FR: KQo

    • kosmonaut111
      kosmonaut111
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      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $4.40
      MP2:
      $23.73
      MP3:
      $5.82
      CO:
      $10.69
      BU:
      $14.42
      SB:
      $10.05
      BB(Hero):
      $10.00
      UTG1:
      $6.68
      UTG2:
      $16.90


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.10, 4 folds, BU raises to $0.40, SB folds, Hero calls $0.30, UTG2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.25) Q, 6, T (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, BU bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80, UTG2 folds.

      Turn: ($2.85) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      River: ($6.85) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $5.00, Hero raises to $6.80, BU calls $1.80.

      Final Pot: $20.45.

      Took passive line here, because didnt want to scare him from some weak Qx hands and keep him betting.
      Opponent is 13/10/7 over 165 hands. Att to steal is 25
  • 3 replies
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Stay aggressive, this isn't one of those spots where taking a passive line is preferable. (For me anyway)

      Villian isn't ever folding QJ here especially on the turn. He might even call with KK/AA/KJ/J9 on the turn.
      But generally I'd be check-raising the turn, and betting the river for value, If he shows up with better NH to him.
    • Mstlc
      Mstlc
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      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      Attempt to steal % is irrelevant here cause the BU isn't stealing... UTG2 already opened the hand. That's why I'm absolutely not a fan of your pre-flop call with KQo. You're gonna playing the rest of the hand out of position and you're most likely going to a 3way flop... gl playing KQo there.

      As played I'd raise the turn & shove the river for value. He's never gonna fold Qx hands there but he might check weaker queens behind on the river if you don't bet where he's always gonna valuetown you with AQ and full houses cause you're not gonna fold anyway. So just get aggresive on the turn & get the money in.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would played it the same way
      if you c/c then he often put you on some kind of pp and would bet with worse hands or continue bluffing
      I would likely 3-bet KQ, but call is also fine