[NL2-NL10] Rush NL5 - flush semi bluff

    • slashng
      Joined: 08.02.2010 Posts: 63
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, J.
      7 folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.4) T, A, 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.28, SB calls $0.28.

      Turn: ($0.96) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.67, SB calls $0.67.

      River: ($2.3) T (2 players)
      SB bets $1.15, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.3.

      I learnt that I can semi-bluff with such hand.

      But I have a question, should I semi-bluff 2 times on flop and turn? or It's better to check on the turn If I have the opportunity to check to see a free card? which one is better?

      Opp's stats not available since sample size is too small.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello slashng,

      While having such a strong draw it ain't like a very big mistake to try to semi-bluff it. But would be just ugly if we get raised and therefore sometimes I might even try to just Check behind while I expect them to continue anyways when they Called the flop.

      But from my view, I would be as well more inclined to bet the turn as well with such a draw since they don't Check/Raise that often there anyways and we might extract a lot value on river. But of course at some spots it depends once again on the opponent, against some I might even prefer Checking behind.

      Best regards.