[NL2-NL10] NL2, reraising turn with TPTK

    • mudkip
      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 48
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.80 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:club: , K:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.08, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.08, 3 folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.25) Q:diamond: , K:spade: , T:diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, MP2 folds, BB calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.61) 6:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, BB calls $0.30.

      My thoughts at the time: Villan is not going to slowplay nut straight so he's probably got a high pair or straight draw. His check/call of the flop confirms this to me, and I assumed he would have re-raised me preflop with KK or QQ (or even TT given his stats). My TPTK is pretty strong against his handrange so I can get him to fold his draws with a raise and take the pot.

      Was I right to reraise here? The turn bet on a basically useless card confused me a little bit. I wouldn't put 6 in anything in his handrange so should I have assumed that he has a hand stronger than mine?
  • 1 reply
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992

      When he bets so small, I'd raise him as well. There are many pair + gutshot hands that he might play like this, becasue he doesn't want to c/c another big bet. Or maybe just Kx that doesn't want the pot to grow too big, since the board is kind of ugly.

      So, I definitely like raising here. you can even make it a bit bigger, like 55c. I'd fold to a shove though, becasue then he has you beat =)
      You might see QT or KT at showdown, but there are definitely weaker hands in his range and even against these 2P, you still have decent equity (23% vs KT and 27% against QT). I assume KQ would be played more aggressively.