[NL20-NL50] Bad spot to bluff?

    • Defailer
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 261
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, 9.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.62, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.25, SB folds, BB raises to $4.00, MP2 folds, Hero calls $1.75.

      Flop: ($8.72) 3, J, 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $2.75, Hero raises to $8.00, BB raises to $8.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($25.72) 5 (2 players)

      River: ($25.72) 9 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $25.72.
      Results follow:

      BB shows three of a kind, threes(3 3).
      Hero shows a pair of nines(A 9).

      BB wins with three of a kind, threes(3 3).

      I was on the button and i felt like his betting size was kind of odd. Why would he 4bet me from big blind with so strange betting size if he isent protecting the blind? I would not think he had AA,KK,QQ,JJ here becouse then he would raise me moore right? Is this a bad spot to bluff to get him of hands that might have missed? Was i unfourtonate that he hit his set? Would he fold any other pocket pair that dident hit?

      Im kind of new to this blind wars and i might be doing it totally wrong?
      Any good guide or video showing how to play blind wars better? I can't see raskolnikovs videos yet becouse im not gold!
  • 1 reply
    • imfromsweden007
      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726
      Hi Defailer,

      I would probably still fold preflop. He could be using the small sizing to make sure you don't preflop! Folding is rarely a big misstake, whereas calling could potentially be a huge misstake if you don't know what you're doing. It's important to experiment in order to evolve as a player, but still I think it's kinda thin to call preflop. As played I would though, I don't think he ever folds a pair, even AK might call it off.