[NL20-NL50] NL20 SH 66 turned into bluff

    • NightShadePMC
      NightShadePMC
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2010 Posts: 798
      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($4.94) 25bb
      UTG+1 ($52.22) 261bb
      Her0 (CO) ($21.20) 106bb
      BTN ($12.81) 64bb
      SB ($18.09) 90bb
      BB ($12.38) 62bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.30, 6 players) Her0 is CO 6:club: 6:spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.70, Her0 calls $0.70, 3 folds

      Flop: 2:club: A:club: K:diamond: ($1.70, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Her0 bets $1.20, UTG+1 calls $1.20

      Turn: 4:diamond: ($4.10, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Her0 bets $4, UTG+1 calls $4

      River: Q:club: ($12.10, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Her0 checks

      Seat 3: Player3 ( $52.22 USD ) - VPIP: 26, PFR: 16, 3B: 2, AF: 2.2, Hands: 170
      cBet: 53%(15), WTSD: 27

      Flop: when he checks I want to take the pot down, thinking he's given up. When he calls, I figure he's pot controlling with some sort of K, or a weak A and I want to get him off them.

      Turn: I decide to bet poT to get him off what he pot controlled with. When he just calls, I am thinking he might actually have a strong hand, so I decide to give up on the river.

      Should I still barrel river?

      The reason I take this line is that I don't like just setmining and giving up when I don't hit, I think this is not profitable.
      He seemed like a guy who could fold.

      Is my play way out of line here?
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      You are betting vs MP's opening range there and keep in mind most air bets as a bluff there.

      I think betting flop is fine until you see he doesn't check/fold a lot as PFR but once you get called just give up or fire 3. Your are trying to represent a set, 2pairs and strong draws. There are few such hands that don't 3bet preflop and the only strong draw completed on the river, not the turn.

      Firing 2 on a blank/draw bringing card against someone who has shown you he wants to bluffcatch is just dead money in the pot.
    • NightShadePMC
      NightShadePMC
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2010 Posts: 798
      Yeah you have a point, I don't represent many hands and it's a perfect board for him to cBet bluff.
      And since he checks, he must have something. Is it a better plan to ch back turn and fire big on that river, since I can represent way more hands? Or am I still getting called too often by Ax, and just fire either 3 or 1 ?
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Unfortunately this becomes sort of a levelling situation. Does he ever believe you take that line for value with say KQ, some flushdraws, JT, maybe AQ? If so, betting is fine to make him fold some weak Ax, Kx. Otherwise it's not since he doesn't fold much. The idea is good, you need the right opponent though.