[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH Rush - KK bad board

    • StaticMoth
      Joined: 22.05.2009 Posts: 2,642
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, K.
      MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.15) 8, 9, 7 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.00, MP2 calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.15) 6 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $3.00, MP2 calls $2.99.

      River: ($9.14) 5 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $9.14.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, nine high(Kc Kd).
      MP2 shows a straight, ten high(9h Th).

      MP2 wins with a straight, ten high(9h Th).

      Villain unknown

      I feel so helpless on the turn :f_biggrin:
      I mean what can I do? I think I'm pretty much only getting called by better there, but not much choice there?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Well you don't have to jam the turn. You're only targeting stuff like J9-A9 and the occasional JJ+, which make up a relatively small range compared to all the random two pairs/straights this guy could have after limp/calling preflop and that he's never ever going to fold with just a potsized bet left. You can check behind the turn and try to check it down, fold to a river jam.

      Just trust your guts, if you feel awful shoving the turn it's usually because you know deep down there isn't much value in it, so you should be able to find the strength to give the hand up if necessary.

      Hope it helps.