[NL2-NL10] do I handread horribly, or just unlucky, or just have to protect already on the flop?

    • Imimba1
      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 2,897
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2069947
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      SB: $6.24 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 4
      BB: $11.01 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 30, 3B: 16, AF: 5,5, Hands: 144
      Hero (UTG): $10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 87677
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 5
      BTN: $11.82 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 6

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with 8 :spade: 8 :diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, BB raises to $0.95, Hero calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.95) 6 :club: 2 :spade: 5 :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks no better hand is going to fold... vs AK can I bet for value, or SHOULD I? maybe he slowplays AA,KK..... well, I think this is the perfect flop for a bet for me.... but does it make any sense?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Imimba1,

      Preflop call is pretty close. If this guy really is 3betting so wide over a bigger sample it's just about ok though. Standard play without reads should be to fold.

      There is nothing wrong with putting out a small bet on the flop. You aren't really doing it for value as such, just to fold out your opponents equity share with his bluff range. I.e stuff like Q9s which has 25% equity vs you still. You should usually shutdown unimproved after this though.

      Most of the time we'd expect opponent to cbet TT+ on flop, but it's true he could get tricky on such a board. If you felt this was likely then it's fine to just check the hand down postflop.