[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH KQs turn straight

    • koaesica
      Joined: 31.08.2008 Posts: 1,066
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      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.85, CO folds, Hero calls $0.85, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($2.05) T, 5, A (2 players)
      MP3 bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($4.05) J (2 players)
      MP3 bets $2.25, Hero calls $2.25.

      River: ($8.55) J (2 players)
      MP3 bets $8.00,

      Villain is a TAG.

      On the turn I was deciding between calling and raising, but went with just calling. Is reraise/folding the turn weird?

      The riverbet kind of looks like a full house trying to get maximum value or something. I'm beaten by both a flush and a full house. => Fold?
  • 2 replies
    • AninIII
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944

      i think, that you slightly missplayed your hand.

      Preflop: Call in position is fine, but if villain is aggressive KQs is way easier to play if you 3-bet to 2,75$. He can't really call something out of position and you take down the pot often enough. If he 4-bets you have an easy fold.

      Flop: I don't understand your call with just a backdoor-FD and a gutshot while villain bets half pot? Either raise or fold imo.

      Turn: You have nut straight and villain bets half pot on flush board, so you have to raise, to protect from AK with ace of hearts. If he shoves you have a tough desicion.

      River: You showed so much weakness. Because of that it's a guessing game if villain is extracting value with flush or FH, bluffing, or maybe turning his AK, AQ, AT kind of hands into a bluff.
      Against a passive player I can find a fold, but vs. him I'd call (although he can show up with JT or AJ easily) and make a note on his play.

      Let's see what the judges think.

      Best regards,
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      PF you can both call or raise. I mostly prefer raising ip
      Flop you can call or raise. I again prefer raising ip, since he might b/f there Tx/5x, small pp-s, maybe even JJ-KK
      turn call is fine, raising seems a little overreping your hand and not really sure how many worse hands would b/c there, likely only two pair or set and even then they might take bet/shove line
      I´d also call river. He might be valuebetting two pair/set, might be bluffing and sometimes you´re beat by flush, but that would not happen too many times