[NL2-NL10] Top pair mid kicker marginal spot

    • buhhy
      Joined: 15.09.2009 Posts: 127
      $0.03/$0.06 No Limit Holdem
      9 Players
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      UTG amac92 ($10.89)
      UTG+1 murrek ($2.44)
      MP1 daynord ($4.06)
      MP2 jaymosly ($17.67)
      MP3 Hero ($4.93)
      CO SevenDeuce72 ($9.70)
      BTN chairmaster3 ($3.79)
      SB Graufuchs ($5.79)
      BB stevodad1 ($5.81)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.09, 9 players) Hero is MP3 10:diamond: K:diamond:
      3 folds, jaymosly calls $0.06, Hero raises to $0.24, 1 fold, chairmaster3 calls $0.24, 1 fold, stevodad1 calls $0.18, jaymosly calls $0.18

      Flop: 7:heart: 4:heart: K:club: ($0.99, 4 players)
      stevodad1 checks, jaymosly bets $0.47, Hero calls $0.47, 1 fold, stevodad1 folds

      Turn: 3:spade: ($1.93, 2 players)
      jaymosly bets $1.82, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $3.75

      jaymosly wins $3.64 (net +$1.11)

      stevodad1 lost $0.24
      Hero lost $0.71
      chairmaster3 lost $0.24

      Villian is loose passive preflop. I raised preflop here because there were a bunch of tight players behind me.
  • 3 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Preflop is obviously fine, except you should rebuy.

      Postflop is tough without any read on villain, his hand could be Kx/sets just as well as a draw if he's loose passive preflop / aggro postflop. I'd say your line is fine against most players who limp/call a lot preflop since they don't go nuts with worse hands very often, but that could change very quickly depending on how he behaves.

      Hope it helps.
    • PSantosPoker
      Joined: 07.09.2008 Posts: 104
      Using Starting Hand Chart (BSS) for KTs in middle position i dont understand why we fold if all players ahead fold but if someone calls we should call too.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Because it plays ok in a multiway pot, it has potential to make big flushes and nut straights, which are going to be big money makers in 3-5 way pots if you play them right.

      Most of us will open raise with that hand too, SHC just tells you to fold it because it puts you in difficult spots when you flop a top pair, as most of the players behind who understand the gap concept will only show up with better kickers if they pair the K too.

      Hope it helps.