[NL2-NL10] rush poker top pair call to river

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

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J, K.
      Hero raises to $0.17, 3 folds, SB calls $0.15, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.39) K, 3, Q (2 players)
      SB bets $0.39, Hero calls $0.39.

      Turn: ($1.17) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.17, Hero calls $1.17.

      River: ($3.51) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.51, Hero calls $3.51.

      Final Pot: $10.53.

      should i have re-raised the flop or turn to check for strength? could i have folded the river?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      It's kind of a bad spot unless you know he's crazy, because that's not a board people will donk pot for 3 streets on without having a hand that crushes KJ. So while it looks good on paper to have TPGK, in practice you're almost never good and you'll see AK/KQs/33 there a lot. I'm not raising "for information" at any point, the more streets he bet the less likely he's just barreling something like JTs, and the rest of his range is ahead of us unless he's a fish, it's as simple as that.

      I'd fold the river as played, I just don't think he's 3 barreling a worse hand often enough to make up for all the times he shows you KQ in that spot. If you can somehow ascertain that he's a 4-tabling rush reg during the hand you can probably even fold the turn.

      Hope it helps.