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[NL2-NL10] KQ on Draw-heavy board

    • Fonyman
      Joined: 18.07.2009 Posts: 55
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q, K.
      Hero raises to $0.30, MP3 calls $0.30, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) K, T, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, MP3 calls $0.70.

      Turn: ($2.15) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.00, MP3 calls $2.00.

      River: ($6.15) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Final Pot: $6.15.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and sevens(Q K).
      MP3 shows two pairs, kings and sevens(5 K).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and sevens(Q K).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Play is obviously fine until the river, where you want to make some educated guesses about how MP3 will play his worse hands.

      Some players have no idea what they're doing and do a lot of river merging, so they might bet pot with a worse Kx there just because you checked and regardless of the flushdraw getting there. Against them blockbet/folding is usually a better option, since they'll call with Kx and raise a flush, giving you an easy fold.

      Others will check behind Kx all the time and only bet flushes/bluffs like 98o, in which case you confidently check/fold so you don't lose money to flushes, but you miss some value the times he has Kx and you'll get bluffed off the best hand some % of the time.

      I think blockbet/folding is going to be a slightly better play especially if you don't know much about the player. Go for $2 and fold if he jams.

      Hope it helps.