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[NL20-NL50] turn raise w midair for thin value and free SD

    • PoincaresConjecture
      Joined: 09.10.2011 Posts: 115
      PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $51.69
      Hero (CO): $55.26
      BTN: $50.00
      SB: $25.00
      BB: $158.09
      UTG: $65.85

      SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has 8:heart: 8:club:

      fold, MP raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, BTN calls $1.50, fold, fold

      Flop: ($5.25, 3 players) 2:diamond: 2:heart: 7:club:
      MP checks, Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($5.25, 3 players) T:club:
      MP bets $3.25, Hero raises to $7.50, fold, fold

      MP and BU are regs. i raise turn for thin value vs turned draws and free showdown. ok?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Assuming MP is usually check/folding here 80-90%+ of the time, I think we have the best hand here really often, and we can also bet for thin value and protection.

      We lose to 22/77/99/TT from BU, and we beat 66/55/7X/44/33. I'll bet 2.60 here.

      I'm not sure why you are suddenly turning your hand into a bluff. If you wanted to put more money in, you should do so on the Flop, when there was value to be had. You are not repping too much on the Turn, and someone with AT probably wouldn't fold cos you are only repping 1 combo of TT (would you really check the Flop with 22/77?)

      Also, I really dislike the concept of raising for free showdown. Usually what it does is to isolate your medium strength hand vs better, and fold out his worse hands, preventing him from bluffing you (which could be a good thing of course, but my main point is that you are not getting value)