i want some opinions on a hand i played on Pokerstars 6-max cash game $0.01 / $0.02.
I am in cutoff and open-raise to 3bb with K♠Q♥ and get called by SB, a very loose player. I was only playing in the table for about 50 hands and he had a vpip of about ~60 in my hud. Recently i won a large pot against him (so the gap in stacks). The flop came wet and he donk bet me but anyway i wouldn't Cbet this flop and especially on this player.
The pot was $0.20 and had to put $0.06. I quickly counted my pot odds as about 20% and then started to get on my hands.
My thinking was that I had:
- overcards (i added 1 out for each card (in Harrington style) since they could not form best hand but still)
- a gutshot (4 outs) to the highest straight; i would probably fold quickly with low-end straight draws.
- a back-door flush (since a flush draw is 9 cards, i like to give my back-door a chance, i give about 3 outs for this, less than half of a flush draw. Of course this is -just- for passing-by a small raise and for just the next street, just to enhance my hand somehow)
So i decided i had: 1+1+4+3 = 9 outs, so about 20% to see the turn and decided to call the with the pot odds of 20%, especially against that specific player.
The hand is:
Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
BTN: $1.56 (78 bb)
SB: $0.74 (37 bb)
BB: $0.77 (38.5 bb)
- MP: $2 (100 bb)
- CO: $2.98 (149 bb)
Preflop: MP folds, CO raises to $0.06, BTN folds, SB calls $0.05, BB folds
Flop: ($0.14) T♠ 9♣ 8♠ (2 players)
SB bets $0.06, CO calls $0.06
Turn: ($0.26) 2♥ (2 players)
SB checks, CO checks
River: ($0.26) 6♥ (2 players)
SB checks, CO checks
I lost, hover over the following block to see why:
The villain had 6s5h and won by pairing his 6 on the river.
My questions are:
1) Did you find my thought on flop reasonable of calling? I never get into account plain gutshots (less than 10% equity on each street), but based on other factors i listed
2) Do you think i just lost the minimum? I can't find any reason to fold a less than half-pot bet on flop with my hand and ways to win.