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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 A8s

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players -

      BTN: $28.88
      SB: $21.60
      BB: $29.11
      Hero (UTG): $25.00
      CO: $24.88

      Pre Flop: ($0.37) Hero is UTG with 8 :spade: A :spade:
      Hero raises to $0.75, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.75, 1 fold, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.37) 9 :spade: 7 :heart: A :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Turn: ($6.87) 9 :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($6.87) 8 :heart: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $3.50, BB folds, Hero folds

      BB 48/4 fish

  • 2 replies
    • Verum
      Joined: 07.03.2007 Posts: 1,310
      He knows that nobody has a nine, you seem weak and will most likely fold to a bet and SB, who is looking stronger than you do, has you behind, which will probably prevent him from calling an AJ type hand, AQ and AK he would mostly 3bet, so I would bluff this 100% if I were the button.

      Better A than yours(played pretty badly), backdoor flush, 99 or air.

      Count the combos and make an odds decision...unless you have reads.
      If I thin he is smart enough to know how great a bluff spot this is, I would call with JJ.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello pcfmcc02,

      Flop: Especially being against a fishy player and you opening such hands preflop means that you should also assume that you can CB it for value on the flop = we should be CBetting there instead of turning our hand into bluff-catcher.

      As played
      River: For him it's even a perfect spot to turn a lot of hands into bluff. Although I would most likely end also rather folding whilst he is passive + couple of draws got there. Of course he can still have bluffs there in his range but if he would do that vs 2 opponents + even a fish who most likely never folds an Ace there.

      Best Regards.