$2 NLHE 6-max: Value Betting Hit or Miss? Top Pair

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After a short break I got back to some micro tables and found only the dollar tables (50BB max BI) open, but I find these are very easy to capitalize on some players who are loose enough, even I, as a newer player, can find ways to extract some cash predictably, I am finding lower caps tend to bring this out in people.

Anyway, I bring this hand up because I’ve been trying to get more value instead of overbetting to win pots before showdown. I think this hand was a good example of decent bet sizing to extract value, and want to know if this line of betting was pretty good and got the most money into the pot I could.

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) – $0.02 NL (6 max) – Holdem – 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BTN: 64 BB (VPIP: 27.59, PFR: 3.45, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
SB: 42.5 BB (VPIP: 58.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
BB: 68.5 BB (VPIP: 30.30, PFR: 3.03, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 33)
Hero (UTG): 111.5 BB
MP: 169 BB (VPIP: 46.43, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
CO: 12.5 BB (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 2.00, 3Bet Preflop: 5.88, Hands: 52)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T<font color=’black‘>♠</font> K<font color=’red‘>♦</font>

Hero raises to 3 BB, MP calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 2 BB

Flop: (9.5 BB, 3 players) 2<font color=’black‘>♠</font> K<font color=’red‘>♥</font> 6<font color=’black‘>♠</font>
BB checks, Hero bets 3 BB, fold, BB calls 3 BB

Turn: (15.5 BB, 2 players) 2<font color=’red‘>♦</font>
BB checks, Hero bets 5 BB, BB calls 5 BB

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River: (25.5 BB, 2 players) A<font color=’black‘>♠</font>
BB checks, Hero checks

It got ugly here and I think I made the right move by just checking. He either has me beat with trips or 2 pair or I have him beat with a weaker King or flush draw up to the turn. The river makes my kings 2nd pair, and completes a flush draw. I think the check to showdown is the best move here.

My thoughts

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I went over most of my analysis for the river in that section and wanted to keep it separate from my usual analysis of the hand. I think preflop was standard for how loose the table was, and I use 3BB as a standard PFR size. I went for 1/3 pot bets along the way to get money out of a flush draw. Is this a good standard size for this sort of board after the flop and turn? Thanks In advance!

Spoiler alert!


BB shows 5<font color=’black‘>♠</font> 7<font color=’black‘>♠</font> (Flush, Ace High)
(Pre 39%, Flop 33%, Turn 16%)
Hero shows T<font color=’black‘>♠</font> K<font color=’red‘>♦</font> (Two Pair, Kings and Twos)
(Pre 61%, Flop 67%, Turn 84%)
BB wins 24.5 BB


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