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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 QJo

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      SB 28/23/1.2/10.0/38/189hands
      Agg% by street 41/39/14
      RFI from SB 71%

      Do you think turning 2nd pair into a bluff is ok here?
      Thought about raising the flop cbet, but hes opening 71% here so I think my hand is good enough to try & get to SD.

      OTT I think he can have a lot of draws/pair+draws that find it hard to continue so thought it best to turn it into a bluff since I would have to fold a lot of rivers.

      Once I raise turn I think I have to bet river to fold Kx or AhQh or whatever else he might call the turn raise with.

      Hero (BB): $56.20 (224.8 bb)
      UTG: $81.05 (324.2 bb)
      MP: $37.79 (151.2 bb)
      CO: $82.93 (331.7 bb)
      BTN: $23.27 (93.1 bb)
      SB: $161.80 (647.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J Q
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.50) 9 Q K (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.50) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.75, Hero raises to $6, SB calls $4.25

      River: ($15.50) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $10, SB folds

      $15.50 pot ($0.77 rake)
      Final Board: 9 Q K 8 7
      Hero mucked J Q and won $14.73 ($6.98 net)
      SB mucked and lost (-$7.75 net)
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I don't like the raise on the Turn. Our hand has so much equity to continue calling again, and we are ahead of the two flush draws.

      Vs anyone who knows that you are capable of bluff raising the Turn, they have a very easy bet/call Turn c/c River with AA/AK type of hands because all the flush draws missed.

      I would call Flop call Turn fold River.

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Hey thanks!
      Would you take my line with a hand like AhTh or 6h7h, assuming he barrels a lot?
      Maybe even J9, T9 type hands that are too weak to call?

      I suppose raising flop with FD's would be better in that case since he has so much air?
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      You definitely could for sure.

      You should be aware of your own image here. If you have a solid image vs someone decent at NL25/NL50, they should know that the Turn raise is not well-balanced by their opponents and they should give u an extraordinary amount of credit here for being really strong, especially if you are deep.

      At 100BB, you can just raise the Turn to a committing amount, but it may be troublesome if you raised and the opponent 3betted the Turn. I think I prefer flatting Turn again with something that has nut potential (your Ace high has showdown value too so you don't need to bluff the River) but you could just raise/fold the turn with 7h6h