[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - sec bar

    • StraGus
      Joined: 23.03.2009 Posts: 123
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP+1: $2.92
      CO: $5.82
      BTN: $3.81
      SB: $5.73
      BB: $5.00
      UTG: $2.29
      Hero (UTG+1): $5.20
      MP: $2.00

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has J:spade: J:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.20, fold, fold, CO calls $0.20, BTN calls $0.20, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.67, 3 players) 3:heart: 9:diamond: Q:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.50, fold, BTN calls $0.50

      Turn: ($1.67, 2 players) A:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($1.67, 2 players) T:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Hero shows J:spade: J:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 71%, Flop 13%, Turn 23%)
      BTN shows Q:heart: T:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Tens) (Pre 29%, Flop 87%, Turn 77%)
      BTN wins $1.59

      Should i second barrel turn?
      I usually would do that i think - but he had stats as a callingstation..
  • 4 replies
    • Spungeh
      Joined: 29.06.2011 Posts: 1,212
      Think your play is fine, think his is weird.. hes scared you have a flush i think. So maybe a barrell would of got him of it.
    • Echoes88
      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 1,665

      Its okay, when someone calls in 3way, they usually have smtg
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Heyo, StraGus!

      I think you gave the answer yourself: if he is a calling station, why would you bet?

      Against a weak player who folds A LOT you can bet since he will often get scared both by the A and the possible flush and might fold a Q. Worse case scenario you still have the redraw to the second nut flush.

      But against a player who likes calling, either because he is bad and likes to go to showdown, or because he likes to bluffcatch, better is to just give up and check/fold there. At NL5 I'd def. check/fold - play for value and you'll be fine most of the time.
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Oh, and please don't post the results. They might influence the evaluation of the hand and they shouldn't!