This is a discussion on $Freeroll NLHE MTT Turbo: KJ flopped top pair facing river overbet within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; 9 handed - blinds 150/300 ante 30
Villain UTG+1 (11,194)
UTG +2 (6,242)
Hero Lowjack (9,418)
UTG Fold, Villain limps 300, UTG+2 Fold,
Preflop: Villains range is pretty much any 2 here so I raise it up for value with a semi-strong holding of KJs
Flop: Villain was bluffing a lot postflop and loved putting money into the pot. Flops that I checked back he would often stab on later streets. I check behind to induce some bluffs, and balance my range by having some strong jacks in my check back range
Turn: As expected Villain leads the turn for a small amount. Fold is out of the question so I can choose to either raise or call. I thought he was weak and I felt as if I could get more value by allowing him to bluff the river. Especially, because his hand is likely to have no equity
River: This jam seemed very strange. Basically what it came down to was he was saying he had a 5 or A3. I was not happy about this situation at all, but I decided to put in the call. The reason behind it was that this KJ is one of the strongest hands I will have in this spot. I am going to have very few 5's and boats so I figured if I fold this hand, I am overfolding in this spot.
What are your guys thoughts on this hand?
20th December 2016, 4:59 AM
Bet flop, snap call river.
20th December 2016, 4:12 PM
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I would usually bet the flop, because of the possibility of him having A3. On the turn you could raise him, but that 4 is a lillte scary so I think just calling is right there. The river looks definitely like a bluff, so the call is good I think. A decent player wouldn't go all-in in that situation if they had the nuts I think. So the call is good in my opinion.
20th December 2016, 10:15 PM
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Got to bet flop cause as u said he could have any 2 cards need to protect your hand and get value.
As played fold river wait for better spot.
27th December 2016, 4:48 PM
George Lewis 
You have to know that he is bluffing a lot of the time on the river but this is like heads up play. He knows you are in a tough spot when he does this. I would fold and do some breathing exercises...I actually visualize him showing the winning hand and pat myself on the back for making a good fold. You are playing roulette by calling. Save that for when you have no other choice.
27th December 2016, 7:41 PM
re: Poker & $Freeroll NLHE MTT Turbo: KJ flopped top pair facing river overbet
i think betting on the flop would be the best choice here. villain limps preflop, that usually means he has a small pair or a hand like kj, qj, q10, or even 98 or 87 suited so i dont think letting him having a free card is a good option here. you should also re raise on the turn so in case villain shoves then you can either fold or call if you think he is bluffing or win the hand if villain fold the hand.
28th December 2016, 8:40 PM
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I bet on the flop . I don't want to give him and see any card for free . On the turn , if he leads suddenly and bets we call , if he doesn't we bet , if he reraises we call/shove . On the river , if we're not all in already , if he shoves we call . I guess we're not near the FT so we can play KJs that way or else I would be more careful .