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[NL2-NL10] Against a potential bluff

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      UTG+1: $10.20 (102 bb)
      UTG+2: $9.88 (98.8 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $10.49 (104.9 bb)
      MP2: $3.07 (30.7 bb)
      MP3: $13.25 (132.5 bb) 38/6/2.3/0.0/34
      CO: $13.45 (134.5 bb)
      BTN: $9 (90 bb)
      SB: $9.80 (98 bb)
      BB: $3.65 (36.5 bb)

      I had raised 3 consecutive hands before this Pre-Flop and on one of them the same villian called and folded to my C-Bet. The other 2 hands were folded all around and I collected the blinds.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.40, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.95) 3 9 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP3 raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.60

      Him being loose and aggressive I thought that this board would be like an invitation for him to bluff. I called his min raise cause I thought I had decent equity I only needed less than 20 or so.

      Turn: ($3.35) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.85, Hero folds

      If he was bluffing I perhaps should have 3-Bet him on the flop itself and taken the pot down. I realized that as soon as I called and saw the turn. I feel he was bluffing but didn't really have anything to call him down with. What do you suggest I should have done here?

      Results: $3.35 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: 3 9 3 7
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$1.60 net)
      MP3 mucked and won $3.13 ($1.53 net)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Nah, I don't like the Call on the flop at all, you will rarely even know how you do if you hit some of your cards. Rather just give it up your hand and wait for better spot. :) If he is aggressive then I wouldn't be CBetting in first place.

      Best Regards.