[NL2-NL10] Another two KK hands

    • Gugi19
      Joined: 08.01.2010 Posts: 325
      1. Is this call ok? Usually short stacks try to bluff me out of pot this way, so I have called here.

      I]Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:[/I]

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, 2 folds, BB calls $0.25.

      Flop: ($0.75) 8, T, J (2 players)
      BB bets $3.89, Hero calls $3.89.

      Turn: ($8.53) 9 (2 players)

      River: ($8.53) 4 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.53.

      2. Should I bet the turn here, considering he called on the flop so he could have A of hearts.
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, K.
      Hero raises to $0.35, 3 folds, SB calls $0.30, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.8) 3, 9, 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.65, SB calls $0.65.

      Turn: ($2.1) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.1) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70.

      Final Pot: $3.5.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      1. Fine, it's just too strong to fold against a halfstacker unless you're damn sure he only does that with the effective nuts, which often won't be true.

      2. Since villain is a fish he might call down for his entire stack with worse hearts so I'd probably bet(happily)/calloff(reluctantly) on the turn. Checking back is fine especially against people who are tight enough to fold by the river without the Ah and people who are capable of turning random weak hands into a bluff donkbet on the river. The plan is to check back the turn, fold to an overbet jam on the river, call a normal river bet, valuebet against worst flushes and bluff-catchers when checked to.

      Hope it helps.