[NL2-NL10] KQs in BB

    • Swire
      Swire
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.08.2009 Posts: 320
      Can i call this preflop, imo i think it's standard but maybe i could be losing in the long run by calling.... Do i have the correct odds to call?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Known players:
      MP2:
      $22.75
      MP3:
      $87.22
      CO:
      $57.82
      BU:
      $50.50
      SB:
      $48.28
      BB(Hero):
      $8.75
      UTG1:
      $9.25
      UTG2:
      $43.87
      MP1:
      $13.00

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, K.
      UTG1 raises to $1.75, UTG2 calls $1.75, MP1 calls $1.75, MP2 calls $1.75, MP3 folds, CO calls $1.75, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($10.75) 3, A, 2 (6 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 raises to $7.50(All-In), UTG2 calls $7.50, MP1 folds, MP2 folds, CO calls $7.50, Hero folds.

      Turn: ($33.25) 8 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $15.79, CO calls $15.79.

      River: ($64.83) 7 (2 players)
      UTG2 raises to $18.83(All-In), CO folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $64.83.
  • 2 replies
    • AnnaKurnikowa
      AnnaKurnikowa
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.01.2007 Posts: 1,364
      Fold preflop.

      In such a multiwaypot KQs is crapshit :D If you hit the flushdraw then you can go all in with so many people but every K and every Q on flop may give you reversed implied odds due to domination. Hands like 87s are playable in such multiwaypots because there is no danger of being dominated and thus it plays better =) But just with a larger stack than 20BB ;)

      As a <20BB Shortstack this is an easy fold. If you like you could somehow squeeze it :D but due to the odds for the other players they will call you a lot but this could be profitable, but call is a No-Go for me.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Swire,

      Originally posted by AnnaKurnikowa
      Fold preflop.

      In such a multiwaypot KQs is crapshit :D If you hit the flushdraw then you can go all in with so many people but every K and every Q on flop may give you reversed implied odds due to domination. Hands like 87s are playable in such multiwaypots because there is no danger of being dominated and thus it plays better =) But just with a larger stack than 20BB ;)

      As a <20BB Shortstack this is an easy fold. If you like you could somehow squeeze it :D but due to the odds for the other players they will call you a lot but this could be profitable, but call is a No-Go for me.
      Thanks, AK. :)

      Happy new year,
      burek2000