[NL20-NL50] Nl50 SH ~ J's ~ Good spot to bluff?

    • DecMate
      DecMate
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      PartyGaming - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $50.75
      MP: $62.60
      CO: $52.47
      BTN: $28.00
      Hero (SB): $50.00
      BB: $31.92

      Hero posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.75) Hero has J:club: J:diamond:

      UTG raises to $1.75, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $1.50, fold

      Flop: ($4.00, 2 players) 5:spade: 9:spade: 2:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $2.85, Hero calls $2.85

      Turn: ($9.70, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $6.00, Hero raises to $13.50, fold

      Hero wins $20.62
      PartyGaming - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $50.75
      MP: $62.60
      CO: $52.47
      BTN: $28.00
      Hero (SB): $50.00
      BB: $31.92

      Hero posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.75) Hero has J:club: J:diamond:

      UTG raises to $1.75, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $1.50, fold

      Flop: ($4.00, 2 players) 5:spade: 9:spade: 2:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $2.85, Hero calls $2.85

      Turn: ($9.70, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $6.00, Hero raises to $13.50, fold

      Hero wins $20.62

      I only have 15 hands on this guy, he was playin 15/15.
      I think my hand is good on the flop, i dont wana raise though or i'm iso against his top range. On turn i think he's betting all his range and weak spades so i decide to raise
  • 4 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      If he bets a weak range on the turn you are probably still ahead.

      However, that weak range still has Ax which is now top pair. If you raise here you are basically trying to bluff him off top pair IMO. I usually don't try and make people fold TP without more equity. I dislike raising without a good reason for it and without some equity/blockers. Also, your sizing is not convincing of a strong hand in my view. If you had a flush or a set or any other hand you raise for value you would make it bigger to shove on good rivers. This looks like a 'I don't know what to do with a hand I don't want to fold' raise. I am fairly confident he folded a very weak spade draw like 88, if even that. I don't think you make him fold any big spade or Ax hands. You basically make him fold hands you beat.
    • DecMate
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      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 939
      :f_cry:

      Rightt. So make it bigger or call?
    • EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I prefer calling if you think you are ahead around 1/3 of the time and are confident he doesn't bluff rivers. Keep in mind pot odds, you don't need to beat all his betting range. If you making bigger it's very very tough for you because you absolutely need it to work based on maths behind of it. You don't have any equity so whenever you get called you lose imo.

      There are SOME players that flat a raise here with a weak spade draw but then you aren't bluffing anymore, you are raising for value since a weak spade draw can be many combos. What really sucks though is that your oppnent won't make a mistake almost ever.. his range has sets, flushes and good TP. That's not a weak value range so you need him to bet/fold quite often here in theory. Ofc, if he believes you more than I would, he'd fold anything but a set and even 22 or 55 would have a tough time if he really believes you have a value hand. :D
    • DecMate
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      Yeah well i didn't play many hands with him so i was just hoping he'd give credit as most regs do to randomers.