[NL2-NL10] Kj

    • Yordi85
      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 1,248
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $13.94
      SB: $8.56
      Hero (BB): $12.72
      UTG: $10.00
      MP: $10.00
      CO: $10.09

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has J:heart: K:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.30, fold, Hero calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.65, 2 players) J:spade: 2:heart: 2:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.45, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.90, Hero raises to $3.10, fold

      Hero wins $3.10

      It is a reg. Can you tell me some information about my raise on the turn?
      I think I have to protect my hand here. I dont see Ahigh betting the flop.
      So he's presenting that he has an A on the turn what is quit unlikely to me on this moment so I raise him out of the pot. What you think? Get more vallue by just calling turn and what on the river if he shove we have to fold?
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Yordi,

      Preflop: looks fine if he has a wide BTN open which most regs do.

      Postflop: flop ck/call is fine.

      On the turn our raise doesn't really make any sense. What are we protection against?

      We aren't raising for value because nothing worse calls so we are raising mostly as a bluff or take the pot down. In other words we want villain to fold Ax here and given our raise size he may folds weaker Ax.

      If he folds a worse hand that's not the best for us but it prevents this worse hand for potentially bluffing us out of the pot on the river (we can't really call turn and river without info/history at these limits).

      The main problem I have with turning a made hand into a bluff here is that a LOT of villains can't fold Ax hands here so you end up getting them to fold only worse hands and we isolate versus the better ones.
    • Yordi85
      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 1,248
      Thanks for the time you put in!