[NL2-NL10] Kings on A board oop

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.35, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.10, MP3 calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2.25) 3, 4, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.60, MP3 calls $1.60.

      Turn: ($5.45) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $2.70, Hero calls $2.70.

      River: ($10.85) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $5.88(All-In), Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $10.85.
  • 3 replies
    • supeyrio
      Joined: 11.11.2009 Posts: 3,106
      by conti betting, you are turning your hand into a bluff on a pretty dry board that has been 3betted. by conti-ing and not double barrelling, you are showing weakness and signs of bluffing. folding on the river was probably your only option in this case. imo, check calling (but folding to large bets on the turn/river) to the river could have been a better play. although it seems like with his line of play, he had you beat.
    • mustafov
      Joined: 13.03.2010 Posts: 24
      You shouldn't call on the turn. First he raised you and then called your re-raise, your continuation bet and raised you with another 2.7 with A on the board leaving himself with half of his original stack.. he is obv not scared of the A. Before you called that turn you should consider that with half his stack in the pot he is obv going all in on the river. With that in mind you should just fold or if you think he is bluffing (which i doubt) you should go all in instead of calling and hoping him to check on the river. That would put him in tough situation even if he paired that A
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I agree with above posters overall.

      Check/call flop check/fold turn is viable, so is c-bet/fold flop check/fold turn, tho you don't need to bet 2/3, half pot is plenty. I wouldn't check/call check/call-jam or c-bet/fold check/call-jam at nl10, people just aren't floating the flop and bluffing the turn enough to stack off with KK when it comes A-high.

      The first line is likely best against opponents you don't quite know what to expect from but that only seem reasonable aggressive, like the type to fire out a one time bluff and then give up. It will however be a pain in the ass against players capable of firing multiple barrels once you turn you hand face up by not c-betting.

      Second line is better against players you expect to peel the flop with lower than KK, just because everybody c-bets A-high board and they're willing to peel one with 99 or so to make you aren't just totally full of it. It's also best against very aggressive players that might take you off you hand by betting the flop and shoving the turn.

      Hope it helps.