[NL2-NL10] check/call turn ?

    • Bogdan1190
      Joined: 29.04.2009 Posts: 406
      iPoker - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (SB): $6.02
      BB: $5.12
      UTG: $7.95
      MP: $6.29
      CO: $5.00
      BTN: $4.00

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has 5:club: A:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.12, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: ($0.24, 2 players) 4:club: Q:club: 6:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.20, BB calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.64, 2 players) 2:spade:
      Hero bets $0.56, BB raises to $2.32, fold

      BB wins $1.65

      check call turn a normal bet not a shove i think it would of been better.

      player is unknown
  • 3 replies
    • Meemawuk
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      Nah I think second abrrel is better. You get some fold equity vs pocket pairs 77-JJ and at least if you make your hand on the river, you have the initiative. It is tough to check call the turn then donk the river when the flush completes.

      Veriz once taught me that If you have the initiative whilst OOP and you want to continue, it is almost always best to second barrel. Sometimes you will get raised, but the initiative is more important than you think. I think you unluckily found a guy with a set this time.
    • numbnutter
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Maybe raise a little bigger preflop as you're OOP and he has 125bb stack. Rest of the play looks fine though, as Meema said you probably just got unlucky and he hit a set; raising a little bigger preflop might give you more fold equity though and make him less likely to call in the first place - 6bb raise from the small blind just screams "i'm stealing with rags" to me. Otherwise nicely played.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Bogdan1190,

      Nope, Check/Calling doesn't bring you much, you will never even know if you have the implied odds there if he bets big. Rather 2nd barrel it with your strong hand and definitely even gain fold equity. Nice hand!

      Best Regards.