[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - obvious straight on paired board

    • StaringAtGoats
      Joined: 17.02.2011 Posts: 57
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 7, 7.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.17, CO calls $0.17, BU calls $0.17, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.58) 9, 6, 8 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.38, CO folds, BU calls $0.38.

      Turn: ($1.34) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      River: ($2.34) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50.

      Final Pot: $5.34.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, nine high(7c 7s).
      BU shows a pair of sixes(Qs Js).

      Hero wins with a straight, nine high(7c 7s).

      Haven't seen BU bluff before. Don't want to play the hand to aggressively on the turn / river, as my OESD / straight isn't that strong on this board.
      I don't think I'l get much value from weaker hands by raising the river.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StaringAtGoats,

      Somehow it seems to be fine while he can't really have the 7 for a draw himself while we block few then considering the Check on turn should be somehow fine if you don't see him that often bluffing. Although I'd basically just bet myself on river for value to avoid him Checking behind any 9x/8x or some PPs type of hands while you said you didn't really see him bluffing.

      Best regards.