[NL2-NL10] KA on wet flop

    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      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 (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $10.76
      SB:
      $18.05
      BB:
      $10.84
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $13.04
      UTG2:
      $4.45
      MP1:
      $9.95
      MP2:
      $8.92
      MP3:
      $3.50
      CO:
      $1.01


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, A.
      Hero raises to $0.40, UTG2 raises to $0.80, MP1 calls $0.80, MP2 calls $0.80, 2 folds, BU calls $0.80, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($4.15) T, K, 6 (5 players)
      Hero bets $3.20, UTG2 raises to $3.65, MP1 calls $3.65, MP2 calls $3.65, BU folds, Hero calls $0.45.

      Turn: ($18.75) 8 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $5.50, MP2 calls $4.47, Hero folds.

      River: ($28.72) T (3 players)


      Final Pot: $28.72.


      should i have called the min raise from the blinds?

      when i hit TPTK, there were so many people in the hand, should i have shoved instead?

      or could i have bet half pot to see if they actually held anything? would half pot have any fold equity?

      when the turn card came, i decided to give up the hand since so many people were in and very likely one of them was going to hold a hearts and not give it up. am i correct?
  • 2 replies
    • johnbeattie85
      johnbeattie85
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      Preflop: I 4bet

      Flop: Don't mind leading, but I think you have to go all in when UTG2 shoves.

      Turn: This is really awkward. Your behind here almost always, but have hardly any money left. I check/fold.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by johnbeattie85
      Preflop: I 4bet

      Flop: Don't mind leading, but I think you have to go all in when UTG2 shoves.

      Turn: This is really awkward. Your behind here almost always, but have hardly any money left. I check/fold.
      I'd also 4-bet preflop, UTG2 only has 45bb and he's obviously bad, so barring a read that he only makes that small 3-bet with the mortal nuts and 2 blockers to KK+, I'd try and pick up the dead money that everybody else put in the pot.

      On the flop Hero likely can't shove, UTG2's very small raise likely capped the betting.

      Turn is fine.


      Hope it helps.