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[NL2-NL10] Bad play or bad luck?

    • holnrew
      Joined: 05.07.2010 Posts: 130
      I'd be interested to see if I should have played this differently.

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.87 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:diamond: , 6:diamond:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, 2 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.08) T:club: , 8:spade: , K:spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.05, MP2 calls $0.05, 2 folds.

      Turn: ($0.18) 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.38 (All-In), MP2 calls $0.38.

      River: ($0.94) 9:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $0.94

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of kings (Kd 6d)
      MP2 shows a flush, king high (Ts 5s)

      MP2 wins with a flush, king high (Ts 5s)

      It's not the first time over the last couple of days that my opponent has hit either a flush or a straight on the river when I had gone all in beforehand.
  • 4 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi holnrew,

      You should be extremely cautious with TPNK in this case. SHC tells you not to play these hands aggressively like pocket Tens in this hand example because you easily get outkicked by a better kicker if he has Toppair

      If you decide to lead out, lead out potsized on the Flop and the Turnbet is in my opinion only backfiring because only nutted hands will call you + some guys who cannot fold draws

      a Flush or straightdraw has 23% equity against you on the turn to the River so 1 out of 4 times you lose the hand unfortunately

      - Gerv
    • holnrew
      Joined: 05.07.2010 Posts: 130
      Thank you :)

      Sorry to be a noob, but what does TPNK and SHC mean?
    • EagleStar88
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Originally posted by holnrew
      Thank you :)

      what does TPNK and SHC mean?
      SHC = Starting Hands Chart (provided in the strategy guides)

      TPNK = Top pair, no kicker (as opposed to TPTK-Top pair top kicker)

      Sometimes also see TPGK (Good kicker) or TPMK (Middle or Medium kicker) provides most of the commonly used phrases, but obviously some people do adapt their own.

      Never be afraid of asking though, it's a great way to learn ;)

      Best regards,

    • holnrew
      Joined: 05.07.2010 Posts: 130
      thanks :)