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[NL2-NL10] KK overpair, draw heavy board

    • santostr
      Joined: 11.08.2009 Posts: 663
      Known players:

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:spade: , K:heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, 4 folds, BB calls $0.25.

      Flop: ($0.75) 8:heart: , 6:club: , 7:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.60, BB raises to $5.55, Hero ??

      Is calling an option instead of raising with that board?
      After the 3rd bet, is push/fold I guess..

      Edit: The stats are from after the session. I had less than 10 hands on him at the moment. What to do agains unknown?
  • 2 replies
    • wquinn636
      Joined: 16.10.2009 Posts: 64
      It looks to me like he's hit a set but doesn't feel like slowplaying on such a scary board.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Against an unknown i'd still raise and get it in. I'm never just calling.

      Against a reg we're up against a set a straight or a big draw so our equity is not great, that being said we don't know if he'd play stuff like 55/99 or TT-QQ like that sometimes so it's probably okay to go broke. If we just call we're going to get into weird situations on later streets, where we'll be folding on draw completing cards because we're likely beat if he bets, and bluff-catching on blanks. Since regs don't multistreet bluff all that much at nl10, that also means folding if he continues to bet on blanks, so all in all we're calling the flop with the intention to check/fold it down, which really sucks. I'd rather go broke on the flop and call it a cooler :p

      Hope it helps.