[NL2-NL10] Flush/FD board c-bet and 2nd barrel

    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $5.43 (271.5 bb)
      BB: $1.51 (75.5 bb)
      UTG: $5.81 (290.5 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $2.10 (105 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q K
      UTG calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, SB folds, BB calls $0.08, UTG folds

      Flop: ($0.23) 3 T J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.16, BB calls $0.16

      Turn: ($0.55) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.36, BB folds

      Flop: is it absolutely necessary to semi-bluff here, or considering the flush draw on the board, we can just check behind?

      Turn: ugly card. my bet/fold doesn't make much sense, does it? it will be darn hard to kick someone with a club out of the pot. so we check behind again and consider calling a smallish bet on the river, if our draw completes as well?

      Thanks
  • 5 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi german,

      I like our line versus a tight player that can get scared easily and fold TX and weaker Jx. Vs a short guy that limped I'd say we have less fold equity so I don't like our bet as much.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Thanks, Bogdan

      Versus a fish you don't like both bets, right? Or flop is fine regardless of the player type?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Originally posted by Th334
      Thanks, Bogdan

      Versus a fish you don't like both bets, right? Or flop is fine regardless of the player type?
      Flop is fine regardless.

      Turn is closer vs unknown fish and may require a third barell.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Oh, I know.

      We always c-bet after an isolation, right? Because otherwise, isolation doesn't make sense. If the opponent don't fold flop, we just need to isolate him with better hands (value range).

      Is it true?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Actually no, it's not true.

      There will be spots where we can't really cbet because we have poor hand equity and not enough fold equity (and we can't really barrel).

      Even this same hand on a T87 tt would not be a cbet most often (vs fishy guys) unless we want to barrel multiple streets.