[NL20-NL50] NL25: HU: A9s bad flop checkbehind?

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 2 players - View hand 1996147
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      BB: $25.00
      Hero (BTN/SB): $26.60

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN/SB with 9 :club: A :club:
      Hero raises to $0.62, BB calls $0.37

      Flop: ($1.24) Q :heart: 7 :diamond: 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.24) 2 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.89, Hero calls $0.89

      River: ($3.02) J :spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $1, Hero folds

      The opponent is unknown.

      1) Is it an OK option to check behind this flop in order to induce a bluff?

      Not many weaker hands can call our cBet. Though playability-wise I'd definitely pick cBetting over checking behind. A free river card + multibarrel options + fold equity = plainly awesome.

      2) As played, is the fold on the river horrible?
      I don't know the guy but judging from him being fullstacked this looks more like a thin valuebet than a bluff.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Well, I don't really get. You ain't CBetting the flop but you are calling the turn? What's the point of it? With CBetting you at least get fold equity but with calling you rarely even understand where you are.

      Best Regards.