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[NL2-NL10] nl10 SH A5s iso raise + barrel

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      my thoughts here were that if i iso a hand like this i have to expect to play it postflop so i thought it's a pretty dry flop so i can cbet it, but since it's paired and i dont expect to get a hell of a lot of credit here i have to barrel at least 2. is this thinking okay or is it less applicable vs a player who is prepared to limp/call? because generally im pretty sure it's the regs who don't give credit on these boards so only vs those players will barreling be okay. normally you can 1-and-done vs a fishy guy because he isn't thinking about how likely it is that i flop trips.. so i'm not sure if it's a mistake to fire twice here.

      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $11.49 (114.9 bb)
      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $10.05 (100.5 bb)
      UTG: $10.32 (103.2 bb)
      MP: $6.04 (60.4 bb)
      CO: $11.51 (115.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 5
      UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.95) Q 9 9 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.45, UTG calls $0.45

      Turn: ($1.85) 6 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.88, UTG calls $0.88

      River: ($3.61) 7 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero???
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DrDunne,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Flop: you don't need to barrel fish as a bluff often to show profits with these hands. We want to valuebet versus them and since on average we make a lot more money valuebetting we can make a lot less from bluffs.

      Given how the board is and our weak hand equity I would just go for a delayed cbet (if he bets we fold).

      Otherwise you run the risk of having to run 2-3 barrels with little hand equity vs what appears to be a fish.