[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH, 2nd barrel into a rock

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $5.17 (258.5 bb)
      CO: $2.20 (110 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $11.16 (558 bb)
      SB: $0.50 (25 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG: $2.26 (113 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8 A
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.14) T 3 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.30) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.14, SB folds

      Hi guys,

      The villain's stats are 8/4/73, and all the rest of 24 stats that my HUD displays are literally zero :)

      Is it fine to 2nd barrel him on this board? I give him some pockets in his calling range. He will miss often. He might call the flop with a medium pair, but after the king showed up, I thought that he either has a set or he will fold.

      Rocks are pretty bluffable, aren't they? He is short though, so I really don't know.

      Also, what about bet-sizing? 1/2 the pot is fine to bluff into one opponent on a dry board?


      PS: no, I don't buy in with 550 bb, just a lucky table :)
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop raising is fine.

      Considering the board texture and villain's stack you could go for a smaller cbet - like $0.07.

      On the turn the card is good for second barrel, but he has pretty small stack.
      I prefer here to give up and don't end up getting called by 44 for example.