[NL20-NL50] NL25 - 22. What to do on flop+? (RUSH)

    • DecMate
      DecMate
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      Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 1009858
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      UTG+2: $32.02
      MP1: $14.59
      Hero (MP2): $44.80
      CO: $19.45
      BTN: $25.00
      SB: $27.50
      BB: $11.00
      UTG: $20.25
      UTG+1: $14.37

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP2 with 2 :heart: 2 :spade:
      2 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.75, 1 fold, BTN raises to $3.35, 3 folds, Hero raises to $7.50, BTN requests TIME, BTN calls $4.15

      Flop: ($16.10) 5 :diamond: 8 :heart: 6 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($16.10) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($16.10) 3 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      His 3b was 13% so i decide to 4b bluff, but when he calls i wasn't sure wether to carry it though or not so decide to check, what should i have done?
  • 4 replies
    • bradomurder
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      tough spot I hate these ones.

      I think you did the right thing. his range must have a lot of pairs, probably AK too. AK is folding anyway so you might as well check it.

      once he checks back the flop and turn he's probably got a pair lower that QQ, or AK and I doubt most people will fold an overpair here so its way ahead/way behind.

      I don't think someone who calls a 4bet with a mid-pair would ever fold it here so there's no point betting

      I'm really unsure, mostly just posting this so I can come back and look at the judges response later and compare with mine
    • falcone1983
      falcone1983
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      4bet is really small, and I don't like it much in general. Are you really balanced here (especially if it's Rush)? It's so easy for an aggro player who's squeezing here to think "WTF is this s***, he never has the nuts, so I'll just ship my AJs/88 in there and hope he'll fold" (Trust me, been there, done that ;) ).

      Postflop you can't do too much I guess.
    • OZSA
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      oh ye ? most ppl see that min4bet and insta fold QQ in rush...so ..:) ) the min4bet is fine but u gotta bet that flop somehow or if u dont, then i would 100% bet the river representing the flush.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      problem with 4-betting 22 is that you don´t have any blockers to big hands , you´re putting 30% of your stack with very marginal hand and if get called then don´t really know what to do postflop.
      A lot easier option would be just fold pf or if you make these plays also with QQ+ then I guess it is fine.
      If you check then you´re going to c/f. he may check down smt like AQ/AK if he didn´t shove these hands pf, but I think shoving is also ok option. You ahve shown a lot of strength pf and he may easily fold there pp-s