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[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - K8: trips turn

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      20% 3bet
      44% fold vs cbet flop
      34% wwsf
      101 hands

      BB: $49.33 (98.7 bb)
      UTG: $50.91 (101.8 bb)
      MP: $112.32 (224.6 bb)
      CO: $26.15 (52.3 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $84.82 (169.6 bb)
      SB: $53.11 (106.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8:heart: K:heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, SB calls $1, BB folds

      Flop: ($3) 4:club: T:club: 8:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($3) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, SB raises to $10, Hero ?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Lunitis,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Is there a reason as to why we check the flop to our opponent? We should bet there for thin value versus this fish.

      His range is made flushes and 8x/boats. Do you think that his 8x range is 50%+?

      I'd say that he has 86/87/89/8J/8Q that are suited (most of them) and some A8/T8 and then the many flushes and other boats like 44/TT. So I think a 4-bet would be too thin so I would consider just calling and playing the river.
    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      I tend to check this marginal hands i draw heavy boards if i think i cant barrel often the turn (many turns will get too heavy for my hand), so i just check to pot control and bet on blank turns, and at the same time inducing some bluffs. My problem is that if i check the turn until the river the board very often will get terrible for me to bluff catch the river (villain will have lots of draws on the flop calling range that he might bet when misses). Basically im trying to avoid guessing game on the river.
      Anyway here maybe i should trust my hand and bet flop and blank turns and hope he plays draws passively.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I like your flop play but u should not raise the turn. Hope for a blank and call if bet into again or raise if bet is really small.