[NL20-NL50] how to play straight

    • 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:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 7.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.62, BU calls $0.62, SB calls $0.52, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2.11) 9, A, 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.30, BU folds, SB calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.71) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.80, SB raises to $7.75, Hero raises to $14.40, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $12.46.
      SB stats in 202 hands vpip15 pfr11 af3,2 wtsd23 w$sd80 fold to flop CB50      
      I think the size of my turn value bet was small?
      and I 4 bet against his raise,should I just have called and allow him to bluff?
      I did not want flush draw or set to get river card easily
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      you played it fine. I think people rarely bluff raise the Turn light, especially a 15/11 nit. I wouldn't want to lose action on bad Turns and Rivers (club improves us but loses our action, diamonds are bad, 8/7 may lose us action, pairing cards are bad).

      Given we are deep we should just reraise and hope to cooler his set. I don't see any other option.

      As it played out, I think
      SB may be bluffing (rarely)
      Maybe he hero folded something like bottom set (55) or two pairs cos you are rarely/never bluffing.

      But then again, how often do you see people herofold sets? I would think not very often, even for this stack depth.