[NL2-NL10] NL2-TURN: Top pair is the CBET, or control the pot?

    • wangwei520
      Joined: 01.02.2009 Posts: 1,428
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, K.
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.17) K, 2, J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.14, BB calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.45) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.45) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.21, Hero calls $0.21.

      Final Pot: $0.87.

      1.TURN: Should I continue to CBET? Or check the control of the pot?
      I was thinking is possible to listen to straight opponents, the turn 9 may have helped his opponent, play cards together with a large pot to follow the big and small are licensed pot principle, I chose to check. And check to make opponents think I'm on the CBET FLOP is bluffing in order to lure opponents in the RIVER bet!
      Do not know if this idea is correct?

      2.river: I call the opponent bets half the pot, I chose to raise with the Note rather than due to the turn of the 9 might help the opponent, or as straight, or two pairs!
      What do you think I should call or raise on the river?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello wangwei520,

      Yeah, I totally agree with your thoughts. The Check behind against some aggressive opponents is an good idea, for induce bluffs. Otherwise if we are against some station and who doesn't bluff that often, then I'd rather just Bet the turn again. Otherwise Calling the river is likely better, not much worse will Call our raise anyways.

      Best regards.