[NL2-NL10] NL2 K9 from SB

    • eViLTip
      Joined: 17.04.2010 Posts: 26
      What did I played bad? How could I played it better?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9, K.
      4 folds, CO raises to $0.04, BU folds, Hero calls $0.03, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.1) K, J, 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, CO raises to $0.14, Hero calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.38) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.22, CO calls $0.22.

      River: ($0.82) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16.

      Final Pot: $1.14.
      Results follow:

      CO shows three of a kind, aces(A A).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(9 K).

      CO wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Best way to play it: fold preflop. K9o is junk, especially out of position, there is no way the "cheap odds" you get warrant playing that hand against an unknown.

      I don't mind the raise the flop, who knows what that guy is doing and our top pair could very well be good until proven otherwise. However, bad players rarely minbet/min3bet without a very strong hand, they'll minbet/call or minbet/fold most of the time with marginal stuff. Occasionally you'll catch aggro donks doing that with whatever air hand they have as a rebluff because that's just what they do. So from this point on I'd just be bluff-catching and folding as soon as it gets too expensive barring a read that he's really bluffy.

      Hope it helps.