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[NL20-NL50] check raise?

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K.
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.40, CO calls $1.65.

      Flop: ($4.9) T, A, 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.50, Hero raises to $4.00, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $6.4.
      his stats in122 hands vpip19 pfr16 af8 wtsd17 w$sd50
      I planted to go check call line.
      but his bet was small so I check raised,
      my play was bad?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I think your plan was good but then you changed it. Why? How does his small sizing change his range and how will a raise help now? Before you change your initial check/calling plan you have to find the reason to do so.

      Initially check/calling should be better than betting imo. You can't turn your hand into a bluff because he nevers folds an ace and getting value is hard as well because there's an ace on the board. You second pair with NFD should have more than enough equity to check/call since checking will induce bets from worse hands than KK, not just AA.

      When he bets small, how does his range change? Do you think you can now bluff him off Ax now or later in the hand? Do you think you can get value with a raise? If you can't do either, stick with your plan of check/calling.