[NL2-NL10] Weird opponent

    • BrinkyBill
      Joined: 22.12.2010 Posts: 186
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($12.47)
      BB ($17.51)
      UTG ($10)
      UTG+1 ($7.90)
      Hero ($20.33)
      BTN ($10)

      Dealt to Hero 9:heart: 9:club:

      UTG raises to $0.40, fold, Hero calls $0.40, fold, SB calls $0.35, fold

      FLOP ($1.30) Q:heart: 2:diamond: 6:diamond:

      SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.90, SB folds, UTG calls $0.90

      TURN ($3.10) Q:heart: 2:diamond: 6:diamond: 8:spade:

      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.75, UTG calls $1.75

      RIVER ($6.60) Q:heart: 2:diamond: 6:diamond: 8:spade: J:spade:

      UTG checks, Hero checks

      UTG shows Q:club: T:club:
      (Pre 48%, Flop 91.2%, Turn 95.5%)

      Hero shows 9:heart: 9:club:
      (Pre 52%, Flop 8.8%, Turn 4.5%)

      UTG wins $6.28

      Why would he ck top pair on the flop on this board?
  • 4 replies
    • Adapter1337
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734
      If the oppoent doesn't cbet in a such board, then I'll always notice this, this is the board where you should make a cbet 100% of the times (a relatively dry table, with one high card, with two low cards table is the best spot for a cbet), if he don't do this, it almost always means a medium strong hand what'll not be folded. 99 is behind of his range, I'll just check and then just give up, or barrel 3streets (as a bluff) if the villain is with a low wtsd. We see here almost always TT/JJ, a weak Q, what he'll not fold for a 1-2barrel.
    • Adapter1337
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734
      edit: double post
    • Adapter1337
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734
      edit: triple post :f_biggrin:
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BrinkyBill,

      Betting the flop is still fine. We protect from a lot of draws and of course even overcards. Doesn't always have to be 3barrel line. Very often when they Check here it's a weak hand. Plus if we bet the flop we might even secure us a free card for river and free showdown.

      Best regards.