[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - TT: spot to turn hand into bluff?

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      SB donk
      40% fold vs cbet

      UTG: 26/24
      26% raise first UTG
      89% cbet flop (77% 3 way)
      65% cbet turn (74% oop)
      45% no cbet turn oop and fold (18)
      43% cbet river
      32% wtsd
      18k hands

      Read: saw once cbet 1/2 and fold to raise in KQXss

      BTN: $50 (100 bb)
      SB: $42.71 (85.4 bb)
      BB: $71.08 (142.2 bb)
      UTG: $51.86 (103.7 bb)
      Hero (MP): $58.35 (116.7 bb)
      CO: $19.25 (38.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with T:spade: T:club:
      UTG raises to $1.25, Hero calls $1.25, 2 folds, SB calls $1, BB folds

      Flop: ($4.25) 2:club: A:diamond: 4:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG bets $2, Hero calls $2, SB folds

      Turn: ($8.25) 8:heart: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: ($8.25) K:spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero ?

      Should i turn my hand into bluff to make him fold QQ/JJ and Kx?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Just fold the Flop. I'm not sure why you are calling here 3way. Calling with TT in HU vs a UTG raiser is fairly marginal already (it's still probably the right play).

      But in a 3way pot, I think UTG doesn't necessarily cbet his entire range here. Also, you need to worry about the SB coming along. So I think this is a clear fold on the flop. maybe if you somehow had KK/QQ it would be closer to a call. But definitely not TT.

      If you call the Flop, and want to turn your hand into a bluff later on, then perhaps you shouldn't even call in the first place. You are basically admitting that you think your showdown value here isn't good enough.