[NL20-NL50] NL25 floating with 99

    • SilverSag
      SilverSag
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 512
      Villain is a solid ABC regular 12/11/5.0. Flop Cbet percentage 81%, turn Cbet 51%, so I decided to float. Almost 4 euros wasted, but I was left wondering what hand would he play this way? Looked like a trap... 77? 66? AQ? Please evaluate:

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($23.79)
      BB ($31.01)
      UTG ($27.73)
      UTG+1 ($24.88)
      Hero ($29.59)
      MP1 ($4.88)
      MP2 ($23.95)
      MP3 ($29.28)
      CO ($30.92)
      BTN ($27.50)

      Dealt to Hero 9:spade: 9:diamond:

      UTG raises to $1, fold, Hero calls $1, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold

      FLOP ($2.37) Q:club: Q:heart: 7:heart:

      UTG bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25

      TURN ($4.87) Q:club: Q:heart: 7:heart: 6:spade:

      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.43, UTG raises to $7.11, Hero folds

      UTG wins $9.28
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      Originally posted by SilverSag
      Almost 4 euros wasted,
      This is bad mindset! You did not "waste" 4 euros, you put 4 euros in the pot because you expected to show a profit in the long term.

      In my opinion you played it fine given there are no further reads or history.
      If people play back in spots like this and he has a c/r-bluffingrange you could argue for calling his turncheckraise, but generally as you say he most likely has AQ, 77 or 66.

      Notice that against a player who checkraises light you can also adapt by not betting the turn with SD-value hands like 99.