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[NL2-NL10] NL 5 cbet?

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

      Hero (SB): $5.16
      BB: $3.26
      UTG: $1.93
      UTG+1: $5.12
      MP: $5.69
      MP+1: $5.02
      LP: $1.70
      CO: $8.04
      BTN: $2.46

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

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

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls $0.05, LP calls $0.05, fold, BTN calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.40, fold, fold, LP calls $0.35, fold

      Flop: ($0.95, 2 players) Q:spade: Q:club: 4:club:
      Hero bets $0.68, LP raises to $1.30 and is all-in, Hero calls $0.62

      C-bet against this shortstack? stats 45/8/1.2 (VPIP/PFR/AF)
      Or just check behind?
  • 2 replies
    • Echoes88
      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 1,665

      Your oop so unfortunately we cant chb. Id cbet here, but since we hardly have sd value, id bluff here, not protect my hand, and size would be ~.55
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, StraGus!

      Considering the opponent is so passive and we probably do have the best hand here quite often I'd go ahead and bet myself. For two reasons: 1 - to protect; and 2 - because we might still have some FE from some pairs, at least like 22 or 33 that for whatever reason he called twice pre. I doubt that he is folding anything else.

      To be honest, I'd just consider once we raised 0,4 into a stack of 1,7 we were basically going all-in against him - and I wouldn't change that plan post flop, especially out of position.

      As for the sizing, it doesn't really make a difference since we're going all in all the same. So betting between 1/2 and 3/4 pot should all be fine.

      If you didn't want to commit yourself to go all in in any flop I think an option would have been to just call the SB. I do think your line is better overall though; even if not hugely +EV on this flop, it's profitable overall to raise pre with as strong a hand as AJs vs. this opponent and, since we did it, we are kind of commited in most flops, especially out of position were we certainly can't control it and drag the pot to a cheap showdown.