[NL20-NL50] bluff

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, 8.
      MP2 raises to $1.00, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.00, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2.35) 3, K, 3 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25.

      Turn: ($4.85) J (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $2.30, MP2 calls $2.30.

      River: ($9.45) 2 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $9.45.
      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a flush, king high(9 9).
      Hero shows two pairs, eights and threes(8 8).

      MP2 wins with a flush, king high(9 9).

      his stats in 35 hands vpip29 pfr29 af1 wtsd100 w$sd100 ]

      I tried to pretend as if I called with suited in position and rep as if I get flush on the turn and did bluff bet.but didnt work.
      my bet size was not enough?
      or check? against small sample size of stats players,I should not float?
  • 1 reply
    • imfromsweden007
      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726

      I think you played all streets fine, but I would consider bluffing the river.

      Ask yourself, does he not barrel lots of the hands that contain the ace of clubs on the turn? Hands such as AQ, AT with the nutflushdraw also have a straight draw to go with, surely they are barelling? AK is TPTK with nutflushdraw, that probably bets the turn also?

      Maaaybe he sometimes has AJ with the ace of clubs here, but usually he's just going to hand such as KQ, QQ, QJ, JT, TT, etc with one club. Therefore we can consider bluffing the river to get him to fold his medium flush.

      I would also consider just folding the flop versus stronger opponents. Your hand looks a lot like a pocket pair, and stronger opponents are going to be barelling a lot. Especially since you don't have a club in your hand, it will be very hard to get to showdown and win.