[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH to cbet or not to cbet

    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($3.95)
      BB ($2.60)
      Hero ($5.30)
      BTN ($8.10)

      Dealt to Hero 7:diamond: T:diamond:

      Hero raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, SB calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10

      FLOP ($0.60) J:diamond: 3:heart: 5:diamond:

      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, BTN folds, SB folds, BB folds

      Hero shows 7:diamond: T:diamond:

      Hero wins $0.58

      not much info on anyone, T7s seems decent enough to play 4-handed :)

      Thing I wasn't sure on, is why I'm betting flop. Maybe I shouldn't be cbetting. Can anyone help?

      The 3 reasons to bet according to balugawhale;
      1) Value
      2) Bluff
      3) capitalisation of dead money.
  • 3 replies
    • Jaiimc
      Joined: 29.06.2012 Posts: 36
      As you were the initial raiser, even though I don't really agree with your preflop raise, I agree with the contibet as you did hit the flush draw and had 9 outs to hit it.

      The thing I don't agree with is your cbet amount, when the pot was only $0.60, betting 2/3 of the pot on a flush draw isn't the best play in my opinion - but I think your stack could've sustained the losses.

      Just my input!
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DaPhunk,

      If we are opening such hands then not much to comment, we should also be CBetting such boards and gain fold equity and might even secure a free card for ourselves on the turn by being able to Check behind.

      Best Regards.
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Thanks, that clears things up a bit. I havn't really played 3 or 4 handed so much, just SH and HU so making some intuitive guesses on opening ranges :)