[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR Q8s IP, flop FD, c-bet is raised...

    • Brevvy2190
      Joined: 09.02.2011 Posts: 28
      Raising Q8s is a marginal play, I'm aware...

      Called the raise on the flop because we were quite deep and I felt like my implied odds were quite good if I hit the flush, and also I'm in position for remaining streets.

      After being checked to me twice thereafter I feel like villain was bluffing often enough, and my line (checking behind turn to induce river bluff) is strong enough, to have reasonable fold equity, that's why I attempt the bluff.

      It probably looks awful to you, and perhaps I was fortunate it worked on this occasion. What are your thoughts?

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q:club: , 8:club:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) K:club: , 9:heart: , 3:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.13, SB raises to $0.39, Hero calls $0.26.

      Turn: ($0.96) A:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.96) J:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.62, SB folds.

      Final Pot: $1.58
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Brevvy2190,

      When the opponent ain't even going to showdown a lot then shouldn't be a big problem to play it this way. Although myself I wouldn't expect him to fold Kx here if we pick such a line. I would rather even consider betting the turn myself. :D Since if we had the Ax then we would very likely bet it and protect our hand.

      Best regards.