[NL2-NL10] NL10 - 99 (Zoom)

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Worth the value bet on this turn?

      River was pretty sick and completed any 6x draw, but thats just the way the cards fell in this session.

      Seat 1: Hero ( $12.72 USD ) - VPIP: 31, PFR: 25, 3B: 7, AF: 2.7, Hands: 25674
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $15.37 USD ) - VPIP: 24, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0.6, Hands: 49

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

      Hero (BTN): $12.72 (127.2 bb)
      SB: $22.49 (224.9 bb)
      BB: $23.81 (238.1 bb)
      UTG: $17.18 (171.8 bb)
      MP: $14.14 (141.4 bb)
      CO: $15.37 (153.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 9 9
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) 7 5 4 (2 players)
      CO bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1, CO calls $0.60

      Turn: ($2.75) K (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.30, CO calls $1.30

      River: ($5.35) 3 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      $5.35 pot ($0.24 rake)
      Final Board: 7 5 4 K 3
      Hero mucked 9 9 and lost (-$2.60 net)
      CO showed 3 3 and won $5.11 ($2.51 net)
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Phil,

      Do you often raise so small IP for thin value versus regs?

      How would you react to a 3-bet there? What's the purpose of the turn bet? Thin value vs 66/88? Whats his range there in your opinion?
    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Good questions, that I didn't consider too carefully during the hand if I'm honest.

      I don't often raise so thin, usually my raises are with a polarized range of the nuts / very strong hands and draws, I'll rarely raise with little chance to improve. I quite like the raise with draws IP as it can get hands with more equity to fold and often gives you an option of a free card on the turn too.

      At the time my thinking for the raise was that its a wet board that I'm likely to be ahead on, but he will proably have half decent equity against me with most of his range. I guess that makes it value, but the size could easily have been bigger and I would still expect to get called by flush draws / 6x.

      I would have hated being 3-bet on the flop and would have probably hesitated for only a split second before folding.

      The turn bet felt thin as its a really bad card for me. I'm hoping that he had 6x, Ahx (don't see many in his range after flop, just A4 unless he floats really wide, or some worse pair enough for it to be profitable, I'm not convinced there are more than 50% of his hands, it feels very marginal.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Exactly, these are questions that ideally you ask yourself during play (it will take a while to get to do this but it's better to start sooner rather than later).

      I would say that our raise against unknown is a bit. We have to always fold vs 3-bet and even the hands that call us (like draws) have some decent equity versus us.

      This of course is without info on the villain.

      As played turn is thin but I don't mind it because we can actually fold some better hands (pairs with no draw) and get called by some, very little, worse.