[NL20-NL50] riase flop or this line is fine?

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $21.43 (107.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $21.57 (107.9 bb)
      BB: $21.78 (108.9 bb)
      UTG: $19.20 (96 bb)
      MP: $55.71 (278.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5 5
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.60, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.50, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.40) 5 J Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.40) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.30, CO raises to $5.80, Hero raises to $19.97 and is all-in, CO calls $12.60 and is all-in

      River: ($40.20) A (2 players, 2 are all-in)
  • 5 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey,

      I think you should just check/raise the flop here. There's no way anyone is folding QJ, you get non-believers to call Qx a lot, possibly JT with clubs or spades as well. Check/call, lead turn on the card that improves your range is not good for value imo. Do you expect him to check back 2pair here? Do you expect him to raise 2pair? I expect your line to get you 'coolered' most often. I say 'coolered' because it's not really a cooler if he has JJ, QQ, KK, AT, T9 given how the hand played, it's more you overplaying your set imo.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      I lead turn cause I fear some pair+straight draw might check behind like AJ, AQ, JT etc.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Originally posted by maheepsangari
      I lead turn cause I fear some pair+straight draw might check behind like AJ, AQ, JT etc.
      True, but how does leading help? His range is protected (has many strong hands, has the nuts) so leading doesn't help. Actually if you check and he checks back he is now unlikely to have 2pair+ so his range is air or the hands you are 'afraid' he checks back.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Yeah you're right.

      I usually raise flop here but lately i've noticed that c/r with sets OOP never gets paid for me so I was trying something tricky here and played out of my comfort zone.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      It's fine to check/call flop sometimes here but then leading doesn't make sense on that specific card. Always play ranges. 2h is much different to Kc. :)