[NL2-NL10] 9s facing a small bet on the turn

    • pokervin123
      pokervin123
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      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1 = ($10.00)
      UTG2 = ($10.35)
      MP1 (Hero) = ($21.20)
      MP2 = ($25.00)
      MP3 = ($37.30)
      CO = ($33.25)
      BU = ($9.25)
      SB = ($9.50)
      BB = ($9.25)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 9, 9.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $2.00, 2 folds, CO calls $2.00, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($4.75) 2, J, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, CO calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($9.75) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $3.00, Hero folds, CO gets uncalled bet back.
  • 8 replies
    • thazar
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      I think the safest way to play is to c/f from the flop with 2 broadway on the board. Villain is likely to have made a pair or a draw and unlikely to fold to a flop cbet IP with a good opportunity to float with a draw.

      As played, I probably would have shoved turn for protection/value against draw and possible fold equity against AJ, TJ, KJ, TT
    • Gerv
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      A question for you: would you ever go to showdown and win with 99 as soon as you call $3 and still have a river to play?

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • pokervin123
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      Yes if the river card was a blank i would probably go to the showdown.
    • Tampaloeres81
      Tampaloeres81
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      Originally posted by pokervin123
      Yes if the river card was a blank i would probably go to the showdown.
      So you would c/c the blank river with 3rd pair?
      What do you beat?
    • Gerv
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      Originally posted by Tampaloeres81
      Originally posted by pokervin123
      Yes if the river card was a blank i would probably go to the showdown.
      So you would c/c the blank river with 3rd pair?
      What do you beat?
      Please answer this question because you are OOP and therefore cannot dictate whether to go to SD for free or to make a bet
    • pokervin123
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      Okay i guess my cbet on the flop was a mistake. For the turn, his small bet could indicate a slow played QJ or set of deuces, or a oesd draw, or even a middle pair that he will go to sd. Hence, i could only beat a small range of his hands which is a draw or smaller pockets. However, he wouldn't call the flop with 33-88 and donk bet turn. Hence, i agree te best play was to c/f. Correct me if im wrong thanks all.
    • Gerv
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      Originally posted by pokervin123
      Okay i guess my cbet on the flop was a mistake. For the turn, his small bet could indicate a slow played QJ or set of deuces, or a oesd draw, or even a middle pair that he will go to sd. Hence, i could only beat a small range of his hands which is a draw or smaller pockets. However, he wouldn't call the flop with 33-88 and donk bet turn. Hence, i agree te best play was to c/f. Correct me if im wrong thanks all.
      If you cBet Flop, cBet bigger ;) you get so many gutshot floats with your betsizing

      His small bet doesnt indicate anything. You only have to take in mind you still have a river to play with a bigger pot and he might bet again which makes your 99 shrink to a bluffcatch hand

      - Gerv
    • pokervin123
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      Okay noted. Thanks gerv and all others for your feedback. Appreciate it.