[NL20-NL50] AJo check raise

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (SB): 104.9 BB
      BB: 91.45 BB
      CO: 69.5 BB
      BTN: 172.25 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:spade: A:diamond:

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

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) J:club: 5:spade: 9:heart:
      Hero bets 4 BB, BB calls 4 BB

      Turn: (14 BB, 2 players) 4:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets 14 BB, Hero raises to 31 BB, BB calls 17 BB

      River: (76 BB, 2 players) Q:club:
      Hero checks, BB bets 38 BB, Hero calls 38 BB

      Hero shows J:spade: A:diamond: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 45%, Flop 88%, Turn 95%)
      BB shows 7:heart: 7:spade: (One Pair, Sevens) (Pre 55%, Flop 12%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 144.4 BB

      100 hands 25/8 FCB 43

      It seems that line check raise at any street, preferably on flop looks a lot weaker to villians in NL20 than standard bet bet bet line. I think he would never call 77 3 streets, but check raise he calls. Before I was afraid not to isolate against better when I raise with TPTK, but now I see that they almost never fold to raise.

      Should I raise larger turn? Fold river?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Against any thinking regular the Turn raise looks super strong. vs a fish, it varies from person to person. I don't like your line here without strong reads about his floating tendencies on the flop. Just keep betting for value.

      We are not guaranteed that he bets a worse pair on the Turn (or that he even calls a raise with it). You are just hoping for the best and making bad generalizations about the general population at NL20.

      A Turn CR only makes sense if
      -We know he floats the Flop and bluffs the Turn with a very wide range of hands
      -We expect him to valuebet thinly and not give us credit for the Turn CR which allows us to go for max value (and we can shove the River)