[NL20-NL50] NL25: AKs no cBet on flop

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Hero (CO): $26.80 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 4,8, Hands: 90087
      BTN: $27.18 - VPIP: 47, PFR: 17, 3B: 2, AF: 1,5, FoldToCbetFlop: 24(17), Hands: 121
      SB: $19.97 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 11, 3B: 3, AF: 1,4, Hands: 312
      BB: $30.28 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 16, 3B: 8, AF: 3,5, Hands: 415
      UTG: $8.18 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 6,0, Hands: 148

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is CO with A :spade: K :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.87, BTN calls $0.87, 2 folds

      Flop: ($2.09) Q :heart: 6 :spade: J :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

      Turn: ($2.59) T :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.25, BTN calls $2.25

      River: ($7.09) 4 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Just wanted to make sure you would agree with not cBetting this flop even with our awesome overs + nutGS + backdoor nutFD.
      I mean, we have to barrel at least twice to get rid of his weak flop calling range + the board hits him well + he may not even fold marginal stronger hands to 2 barrels.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Preflop: Don't like your huge sizing. I know you are playing tight but still, opening >3BB from late position seems bad.

      Flop: I think this is a very easy bet. We get to fold out 6X, 77-99 a lot of the time. Sure he rarely folds JX and calls with many draws. But I think our hand is too strong to check/fold and too weak to c/c. Playability is also really good on many turn cards.

      You basically have the nut weak hand to bet Flop with. You also underestimate the value of him just folding his 7d8d
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Preflop: Don't like your huge sizing. I know you are playing tight but still, opening >3BB from late position seems bad.


      It's not really huge, is it? + it's CO with a loose fishy BU yet to act. The difference is not big anyway + we basically get more money into the pot with a strong hand. What's bad there?

      What plan for the turn do you suggest? I imagine that barreling on A, K, spade and T turn cards should be standard, but what about the rest?
    • mbml
      mbml
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hmm I guess you are right, but I don't like it as a general gameplan. I guess you are on the tighter side (and in general you should raise smaller with weaker ranges) but still, you are in the CO and I assume your opening range is 20%+ here? I like your sizing if it's some sort of exploitative play, made with the intention of exploiiting loose stations behind you (and also if you think people won't pick up on it).

      Turn: There are 5 cards out, and 52 cards in the deck, so we have 47 cards left.
      A/K (6 cards)
      Spades (10 cards)
      Ten (3 cards)

      That's already 19/47 (40%) cards in the deck. Don't you find that it's already quite a lot of cards?

      But yeah sure, I don't mind a barrel on low, non-heart cards, like 2/3/4/5/6/7. At least, you could do it some % of the time. That would bring your barreling up to almost 60% which I think is quite a lot.