[NL2-NL10] Rush KJ in BB

    • Magijec
      Magijec
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 91
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO:
      $4.47
      BU:
      $8.05
      SB:
      $4.17
      BB (Hero):
      $8.63
      UTG1:
      $5.60
      UTG2:
      $3.26
      MP1:
      $3.70
      MP2:
      $8.47
      MP3:
      $0.67


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, K.
      7 folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.4) J, 3, K (2 players)
      SB bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.2) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1.2) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.57, Hero calls $3.57.

      Final Pot: $8.34.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, kings and jacks(Jh Kd).
      SB shows high card king(Qh Ts).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and jacks(Jh Kd).

      I was pretty satisfied after this hand, but looking back I am not quite sure, if I played correctly.
      On the flop I suspected bluff bet, so I just called instead of reraising.
      On the turn I checked behind to make bluff induce, which worked perfectly as we can see on the river.
      What do you think about his hand?
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well.. on the flop you can just call because he is not having too often very good hand and against a raise he is going out.
      On the turn u should bet around $0,8 and bet the river.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by kymupa
      Well.. on the flop you can just call because he is not having too often very good hand and against a raise he is going out.
      On the turn u should bet around $0,8 and bet the river.
      I agree. Maybe you knew more than us at the time, but we have no reason to think he'll bet again on the river with air after seemingly giving up on the turn, so i'd rather take a valuebetting line when in doubt.

      He'll likely call with QT which is the only real draw, he might call with Jx, he's certainly not going anywhere with Kx and we want to stack those top pairs hands, which we can't do if we don't build the pot on the river without counting on him to do some betting on his own. I rarely take for granted that unknowns will correctly valuebet, most of the time they won't, so i do it myself when in doubt.


      Hope it helps.