[NL2-NL10] NL-2 SH, c-bet?

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      CO: $1.27 (63.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $5.60 (280 bb)
      SB: $2.34 (117 bb)
      BB: $4.46 (223 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K 8
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: ($0.13) 5 T 7 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.29) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.18, BB raises to $0.42, Hero calls $0.24

      River: ($1.13) Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      $1.13 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 5 T 7 6 Q
      Hero mucked K 8 and lost (-$0.56 net)
      BB showed 5 6 and won $1.09 ($0.53 net)

      Flop: I c-bet flop because I always c-bet flop (88.9%) :f_cry:

      Or the best I can come up with is maybe because I have a king (wow, a king!) and some possibilities for improvement to a straight-draw (even better than a king) :f_biggrin:

      If someone could try to explain me why we don't c-bet here (or why we do), I'll try very hard to understand, because I don't really like my justification. I never have enough hands to rely on ff2cb stat.

      Turn: we are semi-bluffing here, and at a glance we get quite good pot odds for a call. I think both actions are at least not -EV. So the turn is good? :)
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: 4 handed steal is fine.

      Flop: Considering the flop texture I really don't like the cbet. I'd go for a delayed cbet here. Why don't we like a cbet? Because we have almost no equity in the pot and it's a connected board on which many hands can continue (pairs, draws, etc).

      Turn: I'm not sure why we are bet/calling this... can we even expect him to fold better/anything? Not really.

      And we should be bet/folding. We are chasing a draw that puts 4 to a straight on the board so implied odds are minimal. And one of our outs puts a flush on the board.
    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      True, agree with everything,

      I even wrote down your c-bet advice and hopefully it will stay in my head if I read it daily :) "No equity + drawy board = no c-bet"

      I also reconsidered my draw...it's no that great, you are right.

      He folds pocket deuces and threes, A5 and A7. Still, not many, so perhaps we should not bluff...

      Thanks, Bogdan.