Originally Posted by YunQi
$0.05/$0.10 Blinds No Limit Holdem - 888 Poker
Total number of players : 5
BTN: ( $12.96 )
SB: ( $10 )
BB: ( $10.30 )
HJ: Villain ( $15.43 ) VPIP:19 PFR:19 Total AF: 0 Hands:38
CO: Hero ( $13.28 )
Posts small blind [$0.05]
Posts big blind [$0.10]
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero[ Kh, Kc ]
Villain raises [$0.20]
Hero raises [$0.65]
folds, folds, folds
Villain calls [$0.45]
** Dealing flop ** [ 7c, 3h, 2s ]
Hero bets [$0.72]
Villain calls [$0.72]
** Dealing turn ** [ Tc ]
Hero bets [$2.06]
Villain calls [$2.06]
** Dealing river ** [ Jc ]
Hero bets [$3.80]
Villain calls [$3.80]
** Summary **
Hero shows [ Kh, Kc ]
Villain shows [ 3s, 3c ]
Villain collected [ $13.88 ]
Strongly considered checking as what hands can call 3 streets that I beat, is this the correct thinking or was my play correct?
As soon as he min-raise-calls pre, you should put him on a medium pair (66-JJ) OR good aces (AT-AQo). In this case, the villain played the hand incorrectly preflop.
Of course, he got lucky and hit his 2outer, but in the long term cold calling with small pair is burning money. You don't make sets that often. Plus, with small pair there is a tiny chance you are actually good postflop, if you don't hit.
Now, make your preflop raise
slightly bigger, as Aces already stated. You are trying to get in in pre w/ KK. When he has opened the pot, just click the "pot" button and fire back.
Flop: there is $1.45 in the pot if my math is okay. If you bet 1/2 pot, most decent players will call at least once w/ Ax and a BDFD, as this flop does not connect with your preflop 3-bet range too often. Given that, charge them for their draws / small pair
by betting 2/3 - 3/4 pot here. AJ, for instance, would most likely fold. All you are leaving in are pocket pairs, sets.
When he check-calls there, you can be relatively certain that you are up against a pair. You beat 88, 99, TT, JJ, QQ. 77 is what you need to be worried about. Ax of clubs (or two clubs in general KQ, QJ) would raise you on the flop.
I think it's a mistake on his part to not lead out on the flop. On a board that dry, given your preflop 3-bet, you will most likely call at least once yourself, so he is missing out on value.
Turn: when you see the turn, you should bet about 2/3 pot and if he calls here, you switch to check-mode on the river
(unless it's a K of course). Once he goes for his check-call again, you can be quite certain that you are not ahead here.
So just cautiously check back the river here. The 7, T and J are all in his range. All you really beat is 88, 99 and QQ.