[NL20-NL50] KJo raise flop

    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
      Gold
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 203.55 BB
      Hero (BB): 198.9 BB
      UTG: 100 BB
      CO: 33.9 BB
      BTN: 101.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:heart: J:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond: 4:diamond: 4:club:
      SB bets 4.5 BB, Hero raises to 15 BB, SB calls 10.5 BB

      Turn: (36 BB, 2 players) Q:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 21 BB, SB calls 21 BB

      River: (78 BB, 2 players) J:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets 33 BB, fold

      Hero shows K:heart: J:spade: (Two Pair, Jacks and Fours)
      Hero wins 74.1 BB


      82 hands, 42/28, cbet 100


      Is my bluff raise with 6 outs totally bad? I know that I dont represent much, but he with his wide range also doesnt hit much. Is barrel on turn ok with scare card, to hopefully fold his PP?
      Is river bet and bet size ok, to hopefully call with 88, 99, TT..
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Mla,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I really dislike your line here. We represent very little on the flop, we have little equity and we play against a fish. So this is really really spewy and unnecessary.

      As played River can even be smaller as a thin value bet (1/4 pot).
    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
      Gold
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      Yeah, I agree the bluff was horrible. I think I dont understand on which boards can I raise as bluff. Is there any general advice, or reference to read, video?
      Is it ok to bluff on K, Q high boards, or for example 678 ?
      I thought it is good to raise on that board, because at least I have 6 outs agianst his PP, and expected him to fold his overcards, and he is OOP. But as you said I dont represent nothing, and he is fish
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by mlatasrb
      Yeah, I agree the bluff was horrible. I think I dont understand on which boards can I raise as bluff. Is there any general advice, or reference to read, video?
      Is it ok to bluff on K, Q high boards, or for example 678 ?
      I thought it is good to raise on that board, because at least I have 6 outs agianst his PP, and expected him to fold his overcards, and he is OOP. But as you said I dont represent nothing, and he is fish
      Generally speaking you want want a few things when you bluff:

      1) A board where villain's range is really wide and he can't continue that much
      2) Some equity in the hand
      3) Players that can actually fold (non calling stations/fish)

      On a board like the one you raised on I prefer to at least have a hand like KJcc and while that may not seem like a big difference that one backdoor flush draw adds 10 cards that improve our hand on the turn.

      The idea is that the less equity we have in a pot the more FE we need (and the other way around).

      On a board like the one above I much rather just raise for value (or strong draws) than anything else given our opponent.