This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: KK on KQTr board after 3B-PF within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Wrong post title... was supposed to say AK on KQTr board after 3B-PF. Sorry!
Wondering about this hand and how I played it. What do you
Hero raises to $0.15, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.35
--> Villains 3B-by Position% from the SB is 6%. My stats show a 3bet range consisting of JJ+, AJo+, KQ. I think we can narrow it down to something like QQ+ and AQ+ in this situation against my PF-raise from UTG. At least thats how my thought process went... I decided to call the 3-bet to see the flop IP.
Flop:($1.05, 2 players) T♦ K♥ Q♣ SB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50
-->Wasn't too scared of AJ but of QQ+. Should I have reraised to something like 1.20 to see how he reacts instead of...
Turn:($2.05, 2 players) 6♦ SB bets $1.05, Hero calls $1.05
-->...calling another substantial bet on the turn? Or c the flop and f turn? Or 4-bet PF?
Think you played it just about as well as you could. If he shoves river I think we're folding, so our play may seem passive, but I don't think we can reasonably play this hand otherwise looking at his range v our range.
When he slows down on the river we have too much range v range equity to bet and expect folds out of better.
18th May 2014, 7:24 AM
Pretty gross spot. I think this is fine if you think villain plays straightforwardly post flop. But if you think he's good post, I'd just 4-bet and call it off.
19th May 2014, 1:07 PM
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re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: KK on KQTr board after 3B-PF
Well you lost as little as you could which is a result but personally im 4 betting AK suited here and getting it all in pre if I can.
This especially so as this is 6 max and against a7% 3 bettor who is clearly a decent reg. You were just unlucky to run into the top of his range here.
. 2 times out of 3 you will miss the flop and be facing a heavy flop bet from the 3bettor. If you get it in you will see all 5 cards which gives you a better chance of taking down the lower end of the range QQ or JJ.
19th May 2014, 5:39 PM
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For grins, I ran this hand through Pokerstove and Equitylab. On paper you were ahead but just barely to the river. Even with QQ+ and AQs/o.
This is one of those times where all you can say is c'est la vie and move to the next hand. I would make a note about this situation and hope next time he has AQ vs your AK or you have QQ+