[NL20-NL50] Should I even C-Bet here considering their stack sizes?

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players


      CO: $26.10 (163.1 bb)
      BTN: $5.11 (31.9 bb) 48/2/4.8/1.5/18/194 Fold to C-Bet 67(16)
      SB: $6.30 (39.4 bb) 31/22/1.3/5.0/29/90 Fold to C-Bet 0(4)
      Hero (BB): $21.13 (132.1 bb) 18/13/2.3/4.8/19/136 C-Bet 78
      MP: $16 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K K
      2 folds, BTN calls $0.16, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.96, BTN calls $0.80, SB calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.88) 5 3 6 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.08, BTN raises to $4.15 and is all-in, SB raises to $5.34 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.26

      If they had normal stack sizes I'd C-Bet for protection and fold to a c/r but should I C-Bet here cause they'll c/r with any sort of draw and I'll be forced to call given the odds. How about just checking behind and evaluating on the turn? Plus my C-Bet is giving them really good odds to shove so I'm just making it easier for them.

      Turn: ($17.71) T (3 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($17.71) 2 (3 players, 2 are all-in)
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Oh whatever, I am not really planning to fold vs their stacks. :D We are getting way too good odds.

      Best Regards.
    • circoflax
      circoflax
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2010 Posts: 413
      The hand played itself, how can you consider checking on that board? What do you do if turn is a 4? Check-fold? They will call you with any pair and any draw, so your money goes in good. This is the type of hand where you make easy money.

      Veriz, what if you had AK on this board, with the A :diamond: ? Against two opponents I think it'a a clear check fold, but against just one? Same stacks ofc...

      So many times I am in this situation against a short fish. A lot of limpers, I have AK in the blinds, I make a big raise, and just shortie calls. Low flop, no immediate draws and villain has a pot size stack. Most of the time I check shove, allowing him to bluff hands that I am ahead of. He is calling with any pair I think.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      We are never checking on this board vs their stacks.

      Veriz, what if you had AK on this board, with the A Diamond ? Against two opponents I think it'a a clear check fold, but against just one? Same stacks ofc...

      Check/Fold of course. :) No need to CB into multiway pot.