[NL2-NL10] (NL-2 FR) Do we bluff raise flop 3-handed?

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP1: $0.89 (44.5 bb)
      MP2: $4.46 (223 bb)
      MP3: $2.28 (114 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2 (100 bb)
      BTN: $1.86 (93 bb)
      SB: $1.19 (59.5 bb)
      BB: $2.87 (143.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.56 (128 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.41) 7 4 5 (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.71) J (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.30, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.30

      River: ($1.31) T (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks

      $1.31 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: 7 4 5 J T
      MP3 showed A 7 and won $1.26 ($0.74 net)
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$0.52 net)

      I really get confused all the time. These min-bets...

      Anyway, I guess flop is not fold. Then, call or raise his donk? I don't bluff raise usually, so I called, planning to give up on turn if he barrels.

      Is it a good idea to bluff raise with another opponent behind (or even without)?

      Also, is my bluff-bet on turn big enough?

  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      I think you played this hand very bad here.

      Preflop isolating is fine.

      The flop is awful for our hand. Quite a lot of draws and made hands and we just have A high with no backdoors and even if we hit A or Q we won't be sure we have the best hand.
      So then, what's your reasoning for calling the flop? On what turn cards are you going to continue and also we have another player behind us.
      So basically I think calling flop is just a waste of 5bb here and it might lead to loosing even more.

      Turn is another bad card - brings even more draws and also Jx beats us now.
      I really don't like betting here as a bluff and if you are going to bet - make it $0.5.

      Checking back the river is ok.

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Yeah, agree. I must have been tired and stopped thinking. Or the villain was a fish that made me tilt.

      Thanks for the evaluation.
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Fishes should not tilt you, they should make you happy while you take their money, so be positive :)