[NL2-NL10] KQ on BB against BTN NL10

    • loop2troop
      loop2troop
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      Joined: 16.08.2009 Posts: 49
      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 = ($1.55)
      MP2 = ($1.85)
      MP3 = ($6.60)
      CO = ($10.60)
      BU = ($4.70)
      SB = ($5.70)
      BB(Hero) = ($1.70)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      4 folds, BU calls $0.10, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.50, BU calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.05) 8, Q, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($1.05) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BU raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.60.

      River: ($3.45) A (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.85.



      Stats on oponent:
      VPIP: 39
      PFR: 10
      Fold to Cbet: 67 however only 6 times.
      Hands: 62
      No more reads.


      Any thoughts on how to play this hand? After he checked on the flop I thought he did not have an Ace.
  • 5 replies
    • tigerK
      tigerK
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      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 4,566
      KQ is one of the most difficult hand to play OOP with 20bb. Here I don't like the preflop bet. Do you realize that you're betting almost 1/3 of your stack?

      First of all, if it's possible on your room to put an auto-rebuy 20bb you should do it, if you're a winning player it will increase your winrate.

      You have two solutions here to make your life easier in NL"loose lucky fish"10: push direct with your small stack. That's ev+ but not THAT ev+ cause the call range of villain is likely to be pp and As rag, against whom you're underdog.

      The other solution: don't bet KQ OOP. You just play postflop with this strong but esily dominated hand. Fish doesn't like to bluff on small pots, it's easy to make money bluff betting the turn.

      As played, check flop is good: you have showdown value (middle pair top kicker) this is more about pot control than protection. betting the flop is transforming your hand in bluff. The bet turn is very bad played though. You should have check/call the turn for bluff induce. At the river, the double As give you TOP DP TOP KICKER. You should value bet here with a kind of block bet 2/5pot. If the donk raise you, fold. No way he's bluffing enough times on this spot to make the call ev+.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey loop2troop,

      with the given stack size I prefer to add another BB to your raise preflop for playing OOP(so raise 6BB pre) and push any flop.

      As played, I would c-bet 0.5$ on the flop and give up if called/raised. I don't really like playing check/call here, because I think that way the fish will squeeze value out of you most of the time and you will get commited if you call a bigger than 1/2 pot raise.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • tigerK
      tigerK
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      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 4,566
      Are you burek2000 on full tilt?
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by tigerK
      Are you burek2000 on full tilt?
      Yup, one and only. :f_cool:

      Have you seen me at some of your tables?
    • tigerK
      tigerK
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      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 4,566
      nope. I'm playing on pokerstars nl10.