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[NL20-NL50] sb defence vs button; flopping a MONSTER

    • GrantJennings
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      Mostly I just want to share my joy at flopping this hand with you all, but my play on the river is questionable, as is being in a raised pot with K9s in the first place. I welcome criticism.

      So, should I bet out on the river, or checkraise? I read my opponent for significant strength based on betsize and his second barrel on the turn. I really thought he liked the turn, so I thought that he'd be very likely to bet on the end, and I could checkraise all in as played.

      Hold'em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25 USD)

      Button ($30.65 in chips)
      Hero ($25.10 in chips)

      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to Hero [K:club: 9:club:]
      6 folds
      Button: raises $0.50 to $0.75
      Hero: calls $0.65

      Pot: $1.55
      *** FLOP *** [J:club: T:club: Q:club:]
      Hero: checks
      Button: bets $1.40
      Hero: calls $1.40

      Pot: $4.30
      *** TURN *** [J:club: T:club: Q:club:] [Q:diamond:]
      Hero: checks
      Button: bets $3.40
      Hero: calls $3.40

      Pot: $11
      *** RIVER *** [J:club: T:club: Q:club: Q:diamond:] [T:diamond:]
      Hero: checks
      Button: bets $8
      Hero: raises $11.55 to $19.55 and is all-in
      Button: calls $11.55

      Pot: $48
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Hero: shows [K:club: 9:club:] (a straight flush, Nine to King)
      Button: shows [Q:heart: 9:diamond:] (a full house, Queens full of Tens)
      Hero collected $48 from pot
  • 3 replies
    • shortfuse
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      most of the time when people steal it will be with hand like KJ and Q10 etc so you can quite sure that he has hit the board especially with the turn bet. the river makes it perfect for a bluff for him too even if he raises with ATC on button and so in this case, as proven, you played it as best as you could. Even if he had a good hand and wasn't stealing, he could have AK,AA,KK in which case it would make sense for him to bet strongly to protect his hand against this drawy board.

      bet he was mortified when he saw showdown hahahhahahhah
    • GrantJennings
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      I was too... to say anything. There were no comments, actually. However, my buddy was watching me play (he's new to PokerStrategy), and he was quite excited too.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      hu call is likely fine
      I think you can c/rai river, since player seems quite strong and he would likely bet/bluff himself