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[NL2-NL10] power of small betting

    • Imimba1
      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 2,897
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 2103021
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      CO: $8.16 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 9, 3B: 1, AF: 2,6, Hands: 512
      Hero (BTN): $12.40 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 104126
      SB: $6.16 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 9, 3B: 4, AF: 2,5, Hands: 78
      BB: $5.07 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 11, 3B: 7, AF: 2,8, Hands: 131
      UTG: $5.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 1,2, Hands: 158

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with 6 :club: K :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) K :club: 7 :club: A :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.32) 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.10, BB raises to $0.33, Hero calls $0.23 There is approx. 0 strong hand which he plays like this lololol. I bet for value here, thinly. (I expect all Ax to bet turn, so I'm good here)

      River: ($0.98) J :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.68, Hero calls $0.68

      I think this is just pure gold.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      If we go down to K6o we could consider raising less than 3bb here.

      This is one of the perfect spots to check back the flop.
      We have decent made hand but can hardly bet for value here.

      Turn is close between betting and checking here but I think considering that there are two flush draws it is better to bet here and check the river. I would bet around $0.2 though.
      As played, when he raises, I would rather fold here. Basically, we did put ourselves into a tough spot and here we are just playing guessing games.
      I wouldn't tell that he doesn't has a better hand here at all since he could easily go for the check/raise on the turn due to our flop play.