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GlennJonesGlennJones Posts: 176Subscriber
edited December 2019 in NLHE Strategy Discussion
Game is 2/3NL, Bicycle Casino. Early in a session. Hero is early 60's serious rec with effective stack of $300. Villain is a youngish hispanic with his girlfriend sweating him on BTN with about $1500.

Hero opens UTG with KK for $15 (I know, could be larger, but I want to play a little more balanced and not have a preflop bet sizing tell). Folds around to BTN who calls. $29 pot after the drop.

Flop Th6s5c. Hero bets $20. Villan calls. Pot $69.

Turn 4d to complete the rainbow. Hero bets $40. Villain calls. Pot is $149.

Villain has the nut advantage. For the small preflop raise, villain can have all combos of 87, all sets. He could aslo be continuing with pair + SDs. Is this really a check/call instead of a lead?
As played, river was a 4c. Hero checks, villain shoves. Hero ends up folding. Villain shows a Td.


  • LatvianMissileLatvianMissile Posts: 296Subscriber
    I wouldn't open larger than 15 at 2/3 from UTG. I think you played this well, although, I may bet 50 on the turn. Should definitely lead the turn because if the villain has you beat, they'll let you know and you can still get value from a T or JJ or QQ and probably from 67 or something like that.

  • ArenzanoArenzano Posts: 1,464Subscriber
    If the villain has nut advantage, why are you betting this board?
  • PuckPuck Posts: 2Subscriber
    I think it is check call. His stack size is big enough to stick around with a large part of his range preflop. Post flop with his stack size $20 is nothing to him. Here I would bet $50 or $60 to only encourage him to only stick around with over pairs. With it $2/3 if he has a set he will most likely raise the flop set and you can fold. The $20 flop bet is nothing more than a pot builder to him with his stack size.
  • fishcakefishcake Posts: 1,002Subscriber
    Turn and river are both easy bets. River is never a fold. Thinking about being balanced and nut advantage against rec players at 2/3 is not advisable. I barely even do that at 5/5 against good players, and there aren't many anyways.
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