[NL20-NL50] NL25 - Bet or check behind and turnplan?

    • Farmarchist
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640

      Should we bet the flop? Should we check?

      I think that there are a lot of better hands calling but at the same time also a lot of worse hands calling. Thought this was a close spot... I also don't think I'm able to 2nd barrel this board for value so this speaks a bit more for checking behind right?

      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2015049
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      SB: $32.46 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 16, 3B: 3, AF: 1.6, Hands: 446
      BB: $11.00 - VPIP: 46, PFR: 23, 3B: 25, AF: 0.0, Hands: 13
      UTG: $17.55 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 11
      Hero (MP): $25.00 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 3.6, Hands: 536313
      CO: $54.51 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 1.0, Hands: 48
      BTN: $25.32 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 0.0, Hands: 64

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP with J :diamond: J :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.75, 3 folds, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.60) 7 :diamond: A :spade: T :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, BB raises to $3, Hero folds
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      U need to know whether he cr polarized or depolarized. I think regs cr a more polarized range here while weaker players tend to cr a lot of tpnk hands.

      Against a polarized checkraiser who raises a wide range, jj and ax are fairly similar in relative hand stewngth. But having jj urself makes it less likely he has some gutshot bluffs like QJ or KJ or J9.

      Vs someone who calls flops wide with draws and all sorts of weaker pairs but only cr a really strong range, u shuld bet flop with intention of folding to raise, and calling blank rivers if turn goes check check

      Now lets compare bet vs check. I think with 2ndpair weak kicker checking back is definitely the best play. With KT or JJ, u can go for thin value on flop cos u are getting called by many worse hands like TX or 7X and draws . I am fine with both betting and checking w jj but make sure whether u know whether to bc or bf before betting 2nd pair.

      Ur sample is small so in this scenario i check. Basically ur hand has one steeet of value only so u can just bet once eother on flop or turn or even river. Bjt it is a decent bluffcatcher so if draws miss u shoukd call.