[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 AKs turn semibluff raise

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      CO: $62.35
      BTN: $64.20
      SB: $49.10
      BB: $48.75
      UTG: $50.70
      Hero (MP): $63.25

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP with A :diamond: K :diamond:
      UTG raises to $1.43, Hero calls $1.43, 4 folds

      Flop: ($3.61) 9 :diamond: 9 :heart: 3 :heart: (2 players)
      UTG bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.61) Q :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG bets $5.00, Hero raises to $12.50, UTG calls $7.50

      River: ($33.61) K :spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero ???


      Preflop I didnt want to go broke vs an UTG range.
      He misses this flop very often, I could easily have the best hand, so I was considering turning my hand into bluff with a raise, or calling, maybe trying to float later. As a raise wouldnt represent much here, I decided to call.
      What do you think about this turn raise? Sizing should be bigger? I have the nutFD + 2 overcards, and without a good TP at least he will have a though time to continue. He could call if he has a draw, but then I'm mostly ahead with Ace high anyway. If he shoves, then it's a tough decision...
      After he called, would you valuebet this river?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello pcfmcc02,

      Turn: You still have to raise it bigger on the turn to represent at least something and gain some fold equity.

      As played
      River: Well, do you assume he is capable of hero-calling you? Cause you kinda turning your hand into bluff on the river if he doesn't have a loose calling range and nor you don't have a loose image on the table. JT also got there. So if it's even a value-bet then just $10 or something similar.

      Best Regards.