[NL20-NL50] NL50 FR - AJo on BB

    • AtrociousNightmare
      AtrociousNightmare
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      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP3: $33.82 (67.6 bb)
      CO: $12.70 (25.4 bb)
      BTN: $28.22 (56.4 bb)
      SB: $51.81 (103.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): $50.12 (100.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $60.71 (121.4 bb)
      MP1: $102 (204 bb)
      MP2: $28.98 (58 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A J
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($2.25) 6 T 3 (4 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks, MP3 checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($2.25) J (4 players)
      Hero bets $1.59, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $1.59, CO calls $1.59

      River: ($7.02) 3 (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.21, MP3 raises to $5, CO folds, Hero calls $2.79

      Results:
      $17.02 pot ($0.93 rake)
      Final Board: 6 T 3 J 3
      MP3 showed 9 Q and won $16.09 ($9 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$2.09 net)
      Hero mucked A J and lost (-$7.09 net)

      Stats: VPIP: 33, PFR: 8, 3B: 0, AF: 1,5, Hands: 153

      Turn Bet for Protection and Value and river I went for a blockbet but well, his raise was very small so I called.
      I tend to call every min-raise on my block bets, I suppose that's bad is it.
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      How do you view a blockbet? What is a blockbet for you? I see you keep saying you blockbet river, I want to have a better idea of why you do it so I can explain rights and wrongs better.

      You can probably bet bigger on the river here since Jx call just about any 1/2-2/3 pot bet and flush or better will always raise so it should be a bet/fold.
    • AtrociousNightmare
      AtrociousNightmare
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      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Originally posted by EmanuelC16
      How do you view a blockbet? What is a blockbet for you? I see you keep saying you blockbet river, I want to have a better idea of why you do it so I can explain rights and wrongs better.

      You can probably bet bigger on the river here since Jx call just about any 1/2-2/3 pot bet and flush or better will always raise so it should be a bet/fold.
      Blockbet is when you are not really certain to be ahead because some draws could have completed, but you don't want to give up cheaply or get bluffed out.
      So to avoid paying a 2/3+ bet by betting normally yourself or by check calling, you bet yourself but smaller (around 1/3-1/2?), so that ideally if he has the worse hand he pays you and you get value, if he has better he raises and you fold.

      Here I went wrong obviously because I did the block bet, maybe rightfully, but I was a noob and called anyway due to his min-raise and him being a poor player (making myself worse than him probably :D ).
      It's the "whatever" call.
      A terrible vice I'm getting rid of.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      It's not that hard. Before you bet just tell yourself what are you going to do if he raises. Then do it.

      When you change your plan without a reason it means one of your options were bad, whether it was the initial one or the second one. You have to decide which was the correct one and stick to it until circumstances change!

      LE: With regards to blockbet it is that but it has to essentially be a value bet otherwise you lose less by check/folding than by betting.