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[NL2-NL10] Q9c, bet or not to bet...

    • Imimba1
      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 2,897
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2069975
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      BTN: $6.38 - VPIP: 60, PFR: 10, 3B: 20, AF: 0,0, Hands: 10
      SB: $5.00 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 27, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 11
      BB: $5.83 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 2,1, Hands: 155
      UTG: $8.37 - VPIP: 38, PFR: 16, 3B: 7, AF: 2,0, Hands: 177
      MP: $1.84 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0,5, Hands: 10
      Hero (CO): $5.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 87677

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is CO with 9 :club: Q :club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.47) J :heart: 2 :heart: T :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero?
      I can not bet for value, and I guess one of them is going to call if I bet, so better to just check it?
      I mean, I'm on a draw, so free cards generally help me. I'd need big FE to make a bet profitable here.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi imimba,

      Preflop: Considering the fish is behind us I agree with you that things could be difficult if we bet. On the other hand, if we check, we do face a bet often and have to either ck/call or ck/fold.

      I feel that even 3-way here we have some FE versus smaller pairs and some Ax hands and we have some ok equity with the OESD and backdoor flush so I don't mind betting something like 0.3 and going from there.

      If the fish calls we can decide if we want to bet or continue on the turn. Generally speaking, if the fish calls, and we don't get a K or 8 or club we can ck/fold or ck/call (if bet is small enough).

      I'd prefer checking here if we expected villain to raise often or we didn't expect to have any FE (or expected him to check back often).