[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR KQs @ MP3 - Rush Poker

    • prg09
      prg09
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.09.2009 Posts: 98
      Hi,
      what do u think about calling here for implied odds instead of folding?


      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $2.51
      UTG2:
      $3.69
      MP1:
      $5.00
      MP2:
      $8.19
      MP3 (Hero):
      $7.11
      CO:
      $1.34
      BU:
      $4.81
      SB:
      $2.84
      BB:
      $7.91


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, K.
      UTG1 calls $0.05, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.05, CO calls $0.05, 2 folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.22) 4, 5, 8 (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG1 checks, Hero checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($0.22) 4 (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG1 bets $0.22, Hero folds, CO folds, BB folds, UTG1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.22.
  • 5 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Raise preflop obviously, KQs is the nuts against a limper, not raising it up is almost criminal.

      As played bet the flop, nobody seems interested and you have two overcards with the 2nd nut flushdraw, if nobody wants the pot take it!

      Turn is fine, now you might be drawing dead and you have no idea how UTG1 plays, with 3 players left to act behind you it's likely not worth the trouble.


      Hope it helps.
    • prg09
      prg09
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.09.2009 Posts: 98
      Hi,
      thank you for your help again! However, i'd like to ask the following:
      You wrote:
      ...KQs is the nuts against a limper, not raising it up is almost criminal.
      Maybe i am not right but the Starting Hand Chart (BSS) ( http://resources.pokerstrategy.com/Strategy/pdf/ps_nl_bigstackstrategie_en.pdf ) says that in case of "Suited face cards", if somebody called, and you are in Middle position, one has to call...
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Yes. The starting hand chart is designed to smooth out edges and keep you out of trouble spots.

      That being said, you'll have to outgrow the SHC at some point to maximize your profits. It'll put you to tougher decisions, but it'll also result in a lot more money for you if you make the correct ones. If you feel you're not ready yet it's ok, just keep it in mind for the future.

      A limper is usually somebody who is bad or somebody who is average and has some kind of pocket pair. They spend their time limp/calling preflop and check/folding postflop when they miss, which is most of the time. Playing against them is very much worth the extra decisions, even tho sometimes you'll get limp/reraised and have to fold.


      Hope it helps.
    • prg09
      prg09
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.09.2009 Posts: 98
      Hi,
      thanks for your answer. Any suggestions how to change/extend the SHC on this micro levels?
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Sorry that would take a whole article on his own, that's not really what this forum is for.

      If i had to sum it up in one sentence, it would probably look like that: know when it's profitable to get out of your way to play more pots with the fish.


      Hope it helps.