[NL2-NL10] NL2 99 semi-bluff

    • Royaltramp
      Joined: 28.11.2010 Posts: 215
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 9:spade: , 9:club:
      MP1 raises to $0.05, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.05, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($0.13) K:diamond: , K:club: , 4:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.06, Hero calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.25) 6:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.2, MP1 folds.

      Final Pot: $0.45

      --- Was this an okay semi-bluff here on the turn? I'd expect a bigger bet on the flop here and a bet on the turn from kings, another pocket pair was possible but I'd think they'd be more likely to limp in with MP pre-flop if that was the case. So I'd put them on some kind of A-high overcards, AQ, AJ, A10 maybe.
  • 1 reply
    • funktor
      Joined: 10.08.2008 Posts: 922
      Hi Royaltramp!

      Flatting with 99 IP is ok especially if MP1 is tight.

      KK4 mostlikely missed MP1, he would be probably open to bet 2 streets with TT-QQ. Therefore he is mostlikely giving up on his small PP and A high hands.

      Betting here is fine and let him fold his 3/6 outer that might hit on river.


      P.S.: In this case you had made hand... semibluf is usually used in situation when you do not have made hand or very weak hand.

      Examples of semibluf would be betting/raising JT on 892 board, or A:c3 on 3 8 Q when checked to you. The hand is self may not beat villain, but has enough outs to improve.