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[NL2-NL10] NL5:KTs; Two pair on a drawish flop

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, T.
      3 folds, CO calls $0.05, BU calls $0.05, SB folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.17) T, 9, K (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, CO raises to $0.20, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.70, CO raises to $1.20, Hero raises to $5.05, CO calls $1.10.

      Turn: ($7.42) 3 (2 players)

      River: ($7.42) 6 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $7.42.

      Results follow:

      CO shows a straight, king high(Qc Jd).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and tens(Kh Th).

      CO wins with a straight, king high(Qc Jd).

      So I think I might have played it right, but still can't understand for sure - is two pair enough for an all-in on a drawish flop like this?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Certainly fine against a halfstack unknown, however just go ahead and lead out for pot on such a board given how drawy it is. It is important to get the most value possible against their calling range.

      Once you get reads you'll realize that some players ALWAYS just call with their draws except maybe huge draws like Jd9d or something, which means that you getting minraised/4bet is ugly even with top two pairs. You still probably won't be able to fold without a dead-precise read tho, in case they just suddenly decided to get fancier than usual.

      Hope it helps.