[NL20-NL50] SH NLHE 50 Betting without a sidepot?

    • orojanjivu
      orojanjivu
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 52
      After the fish shoved I snap called not noticing there was someone else in the hand. Id usually rather isolate or fold and let the SB call who most certainly would call hen.
      Anyway - once we go to the flop and it gets checked to me I feel like a pair gives me the right to bet - even though there is no sidepot. Just for protection in case I do have the best hand. Is it better to check there, and why?

      As it turns out The fish did have the best hand so questio is - Am I really bluffing or am I protecting there and if there is a code of poker ethics - is it ok to push an opponent out of the hand who might have had me beat right there but assuming i never bluff in this spot goes ahead and folds the best hand.

      The suckout was sweet though. :D

      Opinions?



      CO: $49.25
      BTN: $50.89
      SB: $52.75
      BB: $5.30
      Hero (UTG): $116.32
      MP: $77.19

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with 4 :diamond: 4 :club:


      Hero raises to $1.75, 3 folds, SB calls $1.50, BB raises to $5.30 all in, Hero calls $3.55, SB calls $3.55


      Flop: ($15.90) 7 :diamond: 6 :club: 9 :spade: (3 players - 1 is all in)
      SB checks, Hero bets $7, SB folds

      Turn: ($15.90) 4 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: ($15.90) Q :club: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      BB shows A :heart: 9 :heart:
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