[NL20-NL50] NL50sh - Bluffcatching w/ AJ

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hi ones again!

      Villain 22/18/400h and aggro. Did 5b bluff AI with A9o!
      This is his 1st callopen in MP

      I thought his range was mostly PP's and he could turn those into bluff so I called twice.

      Should I call on a blank river? I think fold here is best since TT en 99 hit?

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      BB: $50.00
      Hero (UTG): $50.00
      MP: $125.35
      CO: $50.00
      BTN: $60.29
      SB: $63.44

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with J :diamond: A :club:
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP calls $1.50, 4 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) J :club: Q :heart: K :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.75) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $6.50, Hero calls $6.50

      River: ($21.75) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $13.75, Hero folds
  • 5 replies
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Gold
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,317
      Bet vs missed cbet? But otherwise it's hard to bluffcatch oop vs such an aggro player. Your read also suggests, that he probably wont stop after one or two streets if he starts bluffing.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Farma,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I rather bet/fold that flop than ck/fold versus an aggro reg.

      Imagine how your hand looks like when you ck/call that flop. It's never a good hand so an aggro player will most likely look at getting you to fold at some point so unless you are willing to call multiple streets just ck/fold (but I'd rather bet/fold).
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I like checking flop. We would also cc the flop with AK AQ AA and KT.

      On blank rivers u should still fold AJ. We will have KT and AK and AA in our range still so im not too afraid of getting exploited by 3barrel bluffs. And we block Ac anyway so its less likely he has a busted draw.

      Thanks.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      What if I didn't planned to check AK and AA? :rolleyes:

      Or why is it best to do this with those hands?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      What if I didn't planned to check AK and AA? :rolleyes:

      Or why is it best to do this with those hands?

      I don't agree that we need to balance our ranges that much at 50nl and start checking strong hands without reads on our opponents.

      If we were playing 200nl plus you can talk about balancing your range there but would a 50nl guy really say: "This guy can have AA or AK here so I will not bluff the river" or would they look at the fact that we played our hand really weak and most of the time we don't have any strong hand there (most people anyway)?