[NL20-NL50] NL50 KQo taken to reverse valuetown

    • GrantJennings
      GrantJennings
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      should I know better than to valuebet this river? Is it just a cooler? Should I just put the "sneaky XXXer" label on villain and consider myself richer for the information?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $56.05
      MP1:
      $81.10
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $56.95
      CO:
      $110.95
      BU(Hero):
      $53.90
      SB:
      $50.00
      BB:
      $50.00
      UTG1:
      $50.75


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, Q.
      5 folds, CO raises to $2.00, Hero calls $2.00, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($4.75) K, 7, 5 (2 players)
      CO bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      Turn: ($8.75) 8 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $5.00, CO calls $5.00.

      River: ($18.75) 9 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $7.00, CO calls $7.00.

      Final Pot: $32.75.

      Results follow:

      CO shows a pair of kings(Ks Ad).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(Kd Qc).

      CO wins with a pair of kings(Ks Ad).
  • 3 replies
    • AninIII
      AninIII
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944
      Hi,

      the 9 is one of the worst cards in the deck so you can easily check behind.
      Reasons:
      1.) You have showdown value.
      2.) You can't stand a raise.
      3.) No better hands will fold, very few worse hands will call.

      By checking behind, you will make his 66 call on turn worthless or if he happens to have AK you save yourself money.

      Let's see what the judges think.

      Best regards,
      Anin
    • BogdanDin7
      BogdanDin7
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I would still make a small valuebet on river sice KT and KJ are still out there ad defiitely i his CO raising range. Maybe even TT-QQ would call again if he went for pot control after flop.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      if player is tight then you can check behind, if he is loose then valuebet is fine.
      He´d call you down with KT/KJ, QQ/JJ