[NL2-NL10] NL SH 56s

    • staktas
      Joined: 28.03.2011 Posts: 1,346
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.106 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 6:spade: , 5:spade:
      2 folds, CO calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) J:spade: , 8:club: , 2:spade: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.16, CO calls $0.16.

      Turn: ($0.55) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.55) T:club: (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $0.55

      Could I try to semi-bluff again on the turn with my combo-draw?
  • 1 reply
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, staktas.

      Against an unknown who looks a bit loose I might as well just get the free card and control the pot.

      You do have a combo draw but it's a super weak one (villain might be calling with a hand that dominates you, like a higher spade draw [edit] or a higher straight, be wary of overplaying the low end of the straight [/edit]).

      *IF* you bet the turn I think you must go ahead and bet again on the river most of the time - and 3 barrelling against a loose unknown is a recipe for disaster.

      As played it gets interesting on the river... while we have no showdown value and might be tempted to bluff on a very dangerous board, most of villain's range will have at least a pair now and I don't think they would fold to easily scared by a potential Q. As a matter of fact, I think if your opponent had nothing he would have bet the river himself since your range might have quite a bit of trash.

      Thus as I see it giving up is fine, nice hand.