[NL2-NL10] NL2 bluff

    • TeddyBjornen
      TeddyBjornen
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.05.2012 Posts: 223
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG+1: $5.56
      MP: $2.20
      MP+1: $2.00
      CO: $2.67
      BTN: $1.03
      SB: $2.13
      Hero (BB): $2.24
      UTG: $3.19

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has 8:diamond: 6:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.04, 2 players) 9:heart: K:spade: 7:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.06, SB calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.16, 2 players) 8:heart:
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.16, 2 players) 2:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.14, SB calls $0.14

      Hero shows 8:diamond: 6:heart: (One Pair, Eights) (Pre 41%, Flop 34%, Turn 0%)
      SB shows T:heart: 5:heart: (Flush, Ten High) (Pre 59%, Flop 66%, Turn 100%)
      SB wins $0.42

      he was a bit passive, not to agressive, and i really think that it would make sense to bluff here because of his check on the turn and river, (i could really represent someting good). but its a small pot and a very flush and straight heavy board. What do you think?
  • 3 replies
    • FlashDavin
      FlashDavin
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      If you're going to bluff you can't check turn and then bet river.

      You could have bet turn as a bluff and then river to look strong.

      As played, check behind river. We have a bit of showdown value.
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      i agree with flashdavin - when i saw the hand i thought IF you ever want to bluff in this sort of situation, then bet the turn. HOWEVER, what do you think he has here that will fold? flush draw completes as does the straight draw! here, he could have any sort of 2pair, flush, and straight. it's such a bad turn just give up. on the river, nothing changes - 2 :club: is such a blank there is nothing you can represent other than a slowplayed flush. just like what he has. the river again is therefore a terrible card to bluff.

      something else to consider: he just completes in the SB, so why not raise it? he is showing no strength and is just asking for you to raise. then you can often take it down with a cbet on the flop if he doesnt fold it preflop.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BjornArild,

      You are never making many hands fold on the river, FD also completed, therefore just give it up unimproved. Flop is fine.

      Best Regards.