[NL20-NL50] [SH] blinds battle TPTK paired board

    • Dublimax
      Joined: 22.11.2008 Posts: 2,233
      iPoker - €0.50 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: €72.05
      Hero (SB): €55.19
      BB: €49.50 VP:25/PR:19/F BB to S:79/Fold to CBet:42/ (4k hands)
      UTG: €56.55
      MP: €17.95
      CO: €75.14

      Hero posts SB €0.25, BB posts BB €0.50

      Pre Flop: (€0.75) Hero has A:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to €1.50, BB calls €1.00

      Flop: (€3.00, 2 players) 5:spade: A:diamond: 5:diamond:
      Hero bets €2.00, BB calls €2.00

      Turn: (€7.00, 2 players) Q:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets €3.50, Hero raises to €10.00, BB calls €6.50

      River: (€27.00, 2 players) J:club:
      Hero checks, BB bets €19.00, Hero calls €19.00

      Since he doesnt Fold to Cbet I go for C/R on the turn.
      River C/F?
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      You should be the turn for several reasons:
      - if he has a draw he's nor folding to the bet but he might check back. Of course by checkraising you get even more money into the pot, but he still has to bet.
      - if he has some Ax or medium pair you'll never get any value because he checks back.
      - you're at the top of your range, if you're not betting TPTK - what do you bet? this also correlates with the next point:
      - you have a wide perceived range in this spot, so he will not give you credit for 2nd barreling the Q. From that we can derive the next point:
      - Metagame! You want to 2nd barrel the Q with air, so if you check your good hands you will not be able to bluff this card - and you'll have air way more often (~two thirds of the time) so you should make sure to fire the strong hands.

      Once you checkraise the turn vs his draws I think check/calling the river is ok as the range we're trying to get value from will mostly just fold to another bet (or even raise us off our hand).