This is a discussion on $10 NLHE 6-max: Pot controlling with KJo? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; 888 Poker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
BB: 60 BB
Hero (UTG): 199.3 BB
CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 13.33,
probably would even check flop since its a dry board and then call river
September 20th, 2016, 10:35 PM
The ten is a bad card for you, but I'm okay with how this played out. Villain is pretty nitty, and AK/KQ are totally in their range.
You could also check/fold the river or bet/fold the turn. I'm okay with all of those options.
Check/calling the flop seems pretty bad, and fold KJ five handed preflop seems overly nitty to me.
September 21st, 2016, 11:16 AM
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September 21st, 2016, 10:40 PM
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Meh I'm ok with folding this pre. Probably raising if it's suited but KJo OOP is just tough to play profitably.
September 23rd, 2016, 11:33 AM
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re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: Pot controlling with KJo?
I like it. I think 5 handed opening KJ is fine UTG.
I like the way you played it, NH. dude checks back turn, so I think we have him, but 10 is a bad card.
Bet/fold turn is probably better here TBH, we put a ton of pressure on FDs, gutters, 9x, etc. However, I am totally fine with the way hand was played.
September 23rd, 2016, 7:02 PM
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Looks ok to me, I think cbetting the flop is fine and I like the sizing, I will always cbet a lone K flop it so hard for them to connect with this and because this is a flop I always cbet on, then I also need to do it when I do connect. There is also the spade draw as well to charge.
Check turn is ok, I don't see why we want to bloat the pot with this 1 pair hand.
If he did whiff a spade draw then the best ev line is to allow him to bluff at it by checking the river and yes I'm calling on the end as well for that reason.