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[NL2-NL10] nl2 - Failed semi-bluff

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Was happy with C-Bet on this flop, felt its +EV with staight draw, overcards and fold equity.

      Turn bet was far more marginal. Villian had taken a long time to call bet on flop, felt there was a chance he may give up his hand on the turn, and figured I still have equity if he does call.

      Better to play check/fold instead on turn, or play fine?

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.102 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , Q:heart:
      4 folds, CO raises to $0.07, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.05.

      Flop: ($0.15) J:spade: , J:diamond: , T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.1, CO calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.35) 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, CO calls $0.24 (All-In).

      River: ($0.83) 5:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $0.83

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows two-pair, jacks and eights (8d 8c)
      Hero shows (Ks Qh)

      CO wins with two-pair, jacks and eights (8d 8c)
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Not a huge fan of donking. Rather just Check it and hope to see free cards. But as played nothing much to add.

      Best regards.
    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Ye, it was really marginal, for me at least.

      Knew I couldn't call if villian bets the turn, on balance I felt creating fold equity by betting myself was best.

      If I had known villians cards I guess I could have checked knowing villian will struggle to bet himself with such a pair, allowing a free card. Its likely the best option.

      Still a little marginal as you would imagine it wouldn't be an easy call for a villian with 88 in this spot, however after he calls the flop its unlikely he can find fold botton on turn when little has changed. Thats probbaly the over-riding consideration that makes it best not to bet.