[NL2-NL10] NL5 - Bluff catch 2nd pair

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      On this hand, I felt like his range was likely to be over-cards, or some kind of PP.

      When he checked back the turn I felt there was a good chance my 9's were good, but didn't see how I could get any value from betting myself - He would only call me with the stronger part of his range and fold the air.

      On the turn I had planned to fold to a bet, I would have believed he had an overpair to the board, or at least a hand I wasn't going to beat.

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.34 (126.8 bb)
      Hero (SB): $8.39 (167.8 bb)
      BB: $1.01 (20.2 bb)
      UTG: $12.62 (252.4 bb)
      MP: $5.61 (112.2 bb)
      CO: $3.83 (76.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 7 9
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, BB folds, BTN calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65) 9 5 T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.45) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($1.45) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.11, Hero calls $1.11

      Results:
      $3.67 pot ($0.15 rake)
      Final Board: 9 5 T 6 2
      BTN showed Q K and lost (-$1.81 net)
      Hero showed 7 9 and won $3.52 ($1.71 net)
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Philfox,

      Preflop: I don't mind the 3-bet but the size is not great at all. You give him odds to call with a ton of hands in position and we just built the pot up with a weak hand.

      I'd 3-bet at least 9-10 BB here if we go that route.

      As played I like our river ck/call because villain will be able to take a stab with a really wide range (afterall we bet flop and "gave" up).
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Pre flop my raise is 3 * villains bet, pretty standard I thought?