[NL2-NL10] NL5 KK and AKo

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Would appreciate some comments on these two hands.

      Variance is hitting me hard these days, no winning session for the past 10 days.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $4.89
      BU:
      $0.86
      SB:
      $4.22
      BB:
      $5.00
      UTG1:
      $5.07
      UTG2(Hero):
      $5.07
      MP1:
      $5.71
      MP2:
      $4.68
      MP3:
      $5.14


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 5 folds, SB raises to $0.35, BB folds, Hero raises to $1.20, SB calls $0.85.

      Flop: ($2.45) 9, 6, A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.50, SB calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($5.45) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      I'm not sure about my turn play here. Should I bet again or check? I figured he wouldn't have called me without an Ace on the flop so I better just check behind.

      River: ($5.45) A (2 players)
      SB bets $1.52, Hero calls $1.52.

      I obviously couldn't fold $1.52 into a $5 pot.

      Final Pot: $8.49.

      Second Hand

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $4.83
      MP1:
      $2.72
      MP2:
      $2.64
      MP3:
      $2.71
      CO:
      $3.53
      BU:
      $4.55
      SB:
      $16.47
      BB(Hero):
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      4 folds, CO calls $0.05, BU calls $0.05, SB calls $0.03, Hero raises to $0.30, CO folds, BU calls $0.25, SB folds.

      Flop: ($0.7) 8, T, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, BU calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($1.6) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.00, BU calls $1.00.

      Should I bet on the turn? Both to build value or semi-bluff him out?

      River: ($3.6) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $3.6.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows high card ace(Ac Ks).
      BU shows a pair of tens(Js Ts).

      BU wins with a pair of tens(Js Ts).
  • 2 replies
    • Dragar
      Dragar
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      Both hands are played correctly. Don't see anything wrong with this.

      You will make money in the long run.

      Cheers
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by Dragar
      Both hands are played correctly. Don't see anything wrong with this.

      You will make money in the long run.

      Cheers
      This. Tho against some players you might want to check back the flop with KK since they'll never call with anything less than an A, since he's an unknown both c-betting and checking behind are fine.


      Hope it helps.