[NL2-NL10] NL5 KQs - Trips on Flop

    • alister15
      Joined: 09.04.2009 Posts: 123
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 810718
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      MP1: $5.00
      MP2: $1.62
      CO: $9.81
      BTN: $8.85
      SB: $5.90
      BB: $5.19
      UTG: $1.86
      Hero (UTG+1): $6.83
      UTG+2: $5.54

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG+1 with K :spade: Q :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.20, 3 folds, CO calls $0.20, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.47) K :heart: 9 :spade: K :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, CO calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.07) 7 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.25, Hero raises to $1, CO calls $0.75

      River: ($3.07) 8 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.45, CO calls $1.45

      Should I be 2nd barreling the turn? Seems to me that i would just fold out weaker hands if i do, and by checking i give weaker kings a chance to bet.
  • 5 replies
    • redindian77
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 45
      KQs from UTG1 is a bit tad loose and will more often than not result in you being in a marginal spot.

      If you think the opponent is calling a turn bet (at NL5 they often are) than you can certainly fire a 2nd barrel. However a check on the turn will often induce an opponent to call a river bet.

      As played, I think you could maybe make an even bigger river bet (but not too large) since this opponent already called on 2 streets and will call just to see if his pair (2 pair in his mind) is good.

      imo at least...
    • alister15
      Joined: 09.04.2009 Posts: 123
      I should have given more info. The table was fairly tight which opened up my UTG raising range. Villain had being playing about vpip:16 pr: 12 if i remember right. I bet the river small planning on folding to a re raise because i could not see what worse hands were calling my bet, except for a weaker king, which is not going to re raise. In other words i think he is folding most weaker hands and re raising (obviously) hands like 99.
    • johnbeattie85
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      I would usually just keep betting since these players will call you down with anything. Could maybe check the turn for max value vs TAG since he will rarely have worse kings and won't call down light. KQs is a great hand to open from UTG in any situation. Bigger bets on turn/river as played.
    • DecMate
      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 1,361
      I think fire fire fire.
      At this stake if he has any king you are going to get his stack, and if he is a fishy type (which most are), you are going to miss value by checking from all the 9's in his range and most pocket pairs, and even straight draws and flush draws on the turn.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I like how you played it
      You can bet/bet/bet, but also if he floats you or has there Kx, he should bet himself on the turn and you can c/r
      River: if he is going to call 1.75$ bet, he should also call 2 or even 2.25 bet, so I like bigger valuebet