[NL20-NL50] Trips + nut flush draw turn & river play

    • wizo656
      Joined: 28.12.2008 Posts: 187
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $26.43 (105.7 bb)
      UTG+2: $18 (72 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $18.40 (73.6 bb)
      MP2: $24.06 (96.2 bb)
      MP3: $26.63 (106.5 bb)
      CO: $10 (40 bb)
      BTN: $33.64 (134.6 bb)
      SB: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with T A
      UTG+2 folds, Hero raises to $1, MP2 calls $1, 5 folds

      Flop: ($2.35) 4 T T (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, MP2 calls $1.25

      Turn: ($4.85) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $2, Hero raises to $4.50, MP2 calls $2.50

      River: ($13.85) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $5, MP2 calls $5

      $23.85 pot ($1.07 rake)
      Final Board: 4 T T J 9
      Hero showed T A and lost (-$11.75 net)
      MP2 showed Q 5 and won $22.78 ($11.03 net)
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Wizo,

      Do you normally play on the shorter side (or do you play a med stack)?

      What information do we have on the opponent? It looks like he doesn't have a full stack either so he may be recreational.

      As played why do we cbet the flop so low? It should be at least 2/3 for pure value.

      On the turn, why are you min ck/raising on a somewhat scary turn card for villain? Why not simply bet the turn and play from there (most likely bet/calling).

      As a side note, when you leave a reply, don't forget to hit the "advise judge to take another look" button.
    • wizo656
      Joined: 28.12.2008 Posts: 187
      I usually buy in with 100 or 80 BB, depends on the mood. Lately I've had a bit of a downswing so I didn't want to risk too much.

      The opponent had 96 BB at the start of the hand, which is almost a full stack, and his stats after 38 hands were 66/0/0,5/0,0, which is why I considered him a calling station.

      I usually bet a bit over half the pot, so I don't lose too much when I bluff. I guess I should start changing that.

      I didn't put him on a flush, so I thought he'd fold on the turn, and even if he had it, I could still get a better flush or a full house. I then fired another barrel on the river hoping that he'd fold, but he didn't. Not very well played by me, I admit. :)
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Why did you want him to fold on the turn?

      We still have a really strong hand that we can get value from. Why are we looking to turn it into a bluff?

      Against a calling station (as you labeled him) we should look to valuebet as big as possible especially on boards where draws are possible. Remember that stations love to call and thus we want to maximize profit.