[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH - K9s vs Pot size C-bet

    • painterman007
      painterman007
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.05.2009 Posts: 82
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.07)
      BB ($3.60)
      CO ($4.82)
      Hero ($5.20)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: 9:club:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.15, SB raises to $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.35

      FLOP ($1.05) 5:diamond: 2:diamond: T:heart:

      SB bets $1.05 [...]

      The Pot size C-bet feels so weak, like broadways hoping to take it down.
      A decent raise wouldnt leave much in his stack, so this should be a push. The problem is that this is NL5 and our general line is to valuebet strong hands. Am I wrong to go after situations like this?
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi painterman,

      Preflop: this should be a fold preflop or at most a 4 bet bluff. Why are we calling and what do we know about villain?

      As played just fold the flop. We have little equity to rely on when called and this can easily be for value.
    • painterman007
      painterman007
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.05.2009 Posts: 82
      29/19 over 60 hands, 8% 3b
      Called because I felt he has alot of highcards that he will c-bet flop and give up turn. In addition to the fact that we have a hand that plays well against his range.

      Now I see that it doesnt really play very well, and that I was actually tilting abit.
      I generally play a strong range, and just focus on valuebetting when I have a made hand, folding to raises, seemingly ABC-poker, but here I guess I tried to construct a pot which I could take down with a bluff, which is totally rediculous...

      Thank you!