[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH - 87s

    • TinoLaan
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      iPoker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (SB): $10.00
      BB: $14.34
      UTG: $10.15
      CO: $4.59
      BTN: $17.28

      Hero posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has 8:spade: 7:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.60, 2 players) 2:spade: A:heart: J:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.40, 2 players) 5:club:
      Hero checks, BB bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.80, fold

      Hero wins $2.06

      Had a read on villain that he would bet smallish with weak/air hands, and bet bigger with stronger hands. He was playing 31/18 over 150 hands.

      On the flop I tried to take it down with a pretty standard cbet.

      On the turn, I decided to check and see what he did. If he bet small, I would raise because he would have a bad hand and would most likely fold, and I would obviously fold to a bigger bet.

      Given this read, does it make sense to take this line? Of course, if I had a strong hand it wouldn't make much sense to check/raise rather than just bet, but I figured villain was bad enough here to not think about the hand that way.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Tino,

      Preflop: Looks fine

      Flop: Cbet is fine since we have 8 high and if he folds 9x plus it's good for us.

      Turn: Considering your read, and despite having 0 hand equity, the raise is more than fine.

      Perhaps I'd make it a bit smaller, like $1.5. The smaller the bluff the less often it has to work.