[NL2-NL10] Slowplay or Shove

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players

      BTN: $4 (40 bb)
      Hero (SB): $9.80 (98 bb)
      BB: $5.86 (58.6 bb)
      MP1: $10.29 (102.9 bb)
      MP2: $10.71 (107.1 bb)
      MP3: $10 (100 bb) 18/14/1.3/4.7/554
      CO: $2.95 (29.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.32, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1, BB folds, MP3 calls $0.68

      Flop: ($2.10) K 2 A (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, MP3 raises to $4.29, Hero raises to $8.80 and is all-in, MP3 folds

      Slow-play or Shove? A Q, J or a T could have ruined the party so I thought might as well shove here. However how likely is a guy like him supposed to have played broadways with 3-Bet preflop action which means I perhaps shouldn't have feared him drawing out to a straight. He could have had AK, QQ or JJ and perhaps raised me on the flop to check if I had anything or was just Bluff C-Betting. He could have also had a top pair, AQ or something along those lines. In that case he will fold to a 3-Bet on the flop so should I just call and check the turn and let him Bluff once more before I fire-off?

      Results: $10.68 pot ($0.48 rake)
      Final Board: K 2 A
      Hero mucked K K and won $10.20 ($4.91 net)
      MP3 mucked and lost (-$5.29 net)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Preflop: Raise it bigger vs 3xBB raise, I'd raise 4x.
      Postflop: Do you think he is capable of to continue bluffing on the turn or river? Most likely you could just flat there and let him continue with bluffs if you think he is capable of doing that. But overall they usually just Check back anyways if they have a bluff here, cause calling from your side is already pretty much a made hand and they will have 0 fold equity. So shipping it in there is fine, most likely had a bluff.

      Best Regards.