[NL2-NL10] NL5 KTs BU isolation raise

    • alister15
      Joined: 09.04.2009 Posts: 123
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 835346
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      MP: $2.12
      CO: $2.52
      Hero (BTN): $5.13
      SB: $4.62
      BB: $5.00
      UTG: $11.58

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with K :heart: T :heart:
      1 fold, MP calls $0.05, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.25, 2 folds, MP calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.57) K :club: 2 :diamond: 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      MP bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.97) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.97) 7 :diamond: (2 players)
      MP bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45

      Is it ok to isolate the limper? I have only played a few hands but he seems pretty loose. I didn't re raise the flop as i figured i would force a 9 or mid pocket pair to fold but in hindsight maybe this was a better choice?
      I checked the turn to keep the pot small planning on calling a river bet?
  • 2 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Iso raise is fine if you believe he may fold to it sometimes. But even if he calls KTs is not the worst hand IP.
      I would bet turn. And if he c/c it again and bets out river - fold. If he checks river, I would check back. Now it's hard to say, he may have flush, he may have 9x and he may pulled it through with Kx, but I doubt he will bet worse Kx here unless he's aggro and likes to bet anything he has.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think you can raise flop and play for stacks against midstack, although call is also fine
      I´d bet turn and likely have to call shove consider his stack size, since I believe he may c/rai with draws sometimes and worse Kx hands
      You may call or fold river. He may show a lot of worse hands, like some pp-s or worse Kx hands, so I don´t mind call