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NL10 SH - Tricky river spot with 2 pair. - Wed Feb 05, 2014, 04:40 PM
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Since: Mar 2013
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Hero (BTN): $14.75 (147.5 bb)
SB: $18.55 (185.5 bb)
BB: $25 (250 bb)
MP: $25.51 (255.1 bb)
CO: $10 (100 bb)

Preflop: Hero is BTN with K J
MP folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

Flop: ($1.30) K 7 J (4 players)
SB checks, BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.90, SB folds, BB calls $0.90, CO folds

Turn: ($3.10) T (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

River: ($3.10) 2 (2 players)
BB bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.80

Results:
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Villain is completely unknown. Is my line on the turn good? I check because it completes flush, AQ and Q9 straights, not too sure if I should bet turn fold to reraise/check back river-fold instead.

I think I had a bit of a mental blank here on the river, wasn't sure what bluffs he could have or if he was value betting anything other than a flush, didn't have the time and called. I felt that this was a fold but my curiosity got the better of me Pretty much I only beat weaker 2 pairs that he value bets here.
 
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Thu Feb 06, 2014, 02:47 AM
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Hi pocketones!

Preflop vs the CO raise, I think we should consider 3betting to isolate the raiser. (I would call with KJs though since it plays better postflop.)

As played, betting the flop looks good both for value and for protection. On the turn, flushes and some straghts just got there. The bbs passive line looks like he may be drawing. A read on the bb would help here, but I prefer to check and try to get to the showdown cheaply. Moreover, you may improve to a full house crushing any flushes. Betting won't get any hands beating us to fold and on such a scary board, few worse hands will call. Checking does allow the villain to bluff us off the pot though. On the river, I think we have to fold. Without a read on the villain, I am going to give him credit for having a real hand when he leads out on the river and in this case he will show up with a straight or flush most of the time.

Note, 3bettng preflop would have pushed him out of the hand presumably. KJo doesnt play well in multiway pots.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 

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