[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR KK on KJQ flop

    • Huseens
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 709
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 raises to $0.06, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, 5 folds, MP2 calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.43) Q, K, J (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.80, MP2 raises to $1.40, Hero raises to $1.83, MP2 calls $0.43.

      Turn: ($4.09) J (2 players)

      River: ($4.09) 6 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.09.

      Is it call by default on the flop, because oponent can have weaker set, two pair?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I see no good reason not to play it like you did. You have top set on a draw board, even if you're behind the few straights out there you have 10 outs, but most of the time you're up against 2 pairs / pair + draw hands that you need to get value out of as soon as possible before they draw out on you.

      If you just call the flop and the turn is a blank, draws only have one street left to get there so they're less likely to pay. If the turn is a T/9/A maybe you don't have the best hand anymore. If the turn pairs the board barring a huge cooler if your opponent makes trips it'll just scare him further with all his worse hands. And since you'll end up getting stacked anyway by straights, you might as well get the money in while you're not drawing dead against those. NH.

      Hope it helps.