[NL2-NL10] NL5 - TP in a 3B pot (very draw heavy board)

    • StaringAtGoats
      Joined: 17.02.2011 Posts: 57
      UTG is 64/48 (so worth 3Betting with AJ) and BB is 24 / 19 AF 4.0.
      When I played the hand I wasn't sure about a quite a lot of things:

      1) Cbetting: very draw heavy board and good chance that UTG missed with his wide range, but beeing oop in a 3B pot against two, would checking be an option?
      2) BB's bet on the turn: A9+ beats me and the flush draw + straight draws hit. So my TP + Broadway draw really isn't worth much.
      Don't know what the small bet size is supposed to mean.
      3) Can I try bluffing hands like two pair on this river? I'd only have to make a very small bet.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J.
      CO raises to $0.10, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.45, BB calls $0.40, CO calls $0.35.

      Flop: ($1.35) T, 9, Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, BB calls $0.70, CO calls $0.70.

      Turn: ($3.45) A (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $1.00, CO folds, Hero calls $1.00.

      River: ($5.45) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks.

      Final Pot: $5.45.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StaringAtGoats,

      Basically the idea of CBetting is fine there while you might still hit your straight without the flushcard showing up and as well you might even have some fold equity, although what I often doubt. Therefore at some spots I do even just Check/Fold sometimes to avoid any further mistakes like hitting the straight and then at the same time having the flush on board and going all-in.

      Best regards.