Bluff of the day

    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
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      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Hopefully this thread gathers a lot of bluffs. Please feel free to post. :f_biggrin:

      To start, here's a common semi-bluff turned into pure bluff scenario. Surely not the best to start this thread but this is the only interesting one I could come up today.

      I opened only once in about 2 orbits in this table so I decided to play this marginal hand in MP2. I decided to shove river since my perceived range is very strong and obviously there is no way for me to win the pot unless I pull the trigger. Best hand I could put villain here is JT as he would likely give up weak K or Q on the turn. Also, any draw range may only have about 8 outs or less otherwise he would have played aggressively.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $6.26
      BU:
      $3.02
      SB:
      $6.76
      BB:
      $2.18
      MP2 (Hero):
      $5.99
      MP3:
      $13.25


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 5, 6.
      Hero raises to $0.15, MP3 calls $0.15, 3 folds, BB calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.47) 2, K, Q (3 players)
      BB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50, BB folds.

      Turn: ($1.62) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.35, MP3 calls $1.35.

      River: ($4.32) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.99, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.32.
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    • pleno1
      pleno1
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      €2/€4 No Limit Holdem
      Prima
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Player3 (€400) 100bb
      UTG+1 pleno1 (€930.70) 233bb
      CO Player5 (€467.50) 117bb
      BTN Player6 (€946.30) 237bb
      SB Player1 (€487.01) 122bb
      BB Player2 (€479.70) 120bb

      Pre-Flop: (€6, 6 players) pleno1 is UTG+1 Q:club: Q:heart:
      1 fold, pleno1 raises to €12, 1 fold, Player6 calls €12, 2 folds

      Flop: 10:diamond: K:club: 3:club: (€30, 2 players)
      pleno1 bets €18, Player6 raises to €50, pleno1 calls €32

      Turn: A:diamond: (€130, 2 players)
      pleno1 checks, Player6 bets €98, pleno1 raises to €312, Player6 calls €214

      River: 7:club: (€754, 2 players)
      pleno1 bets €556.70, Player6 folds

      Final Pot: €754

      pleno1 wins €1,864.40 (net +€933.70)

      Player6 lost €374
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Hi,

      This fish here is trying to figure out this hand you played pleno1.

      Is it alright to ask about what you think his range is on the turn when he called your 3bet?
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      thread looks quite dead. lol. so im here to revive it (hopefully)

      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $12.12 (121.2 bb)
      CO: $13.05 (130.5 bb)
      BTN: $10.47 (104.7 bb)
      Hero (SB): $15.41 (154.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 4 6
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $0.90, Hero raises to $2, BB folds

      Results:
      $1.80 pot
      Hero mucked 4 6 and won $1.80 ($0.90 net)



      One of my first ever 4bet bluff and I'm proud of it. LOL.

      My thoughts? Hmm.. during this session I haven't really been raising him blind v blind. Don't know why I felt like doing a steal with such a hand at this spot. (Was kind of thinking maybe he will respect my raise and fold since i steal so rarely). Then he 3bet me, then my thoughts are, maybe if I 4bet him he will really think I have a big big hand since I steal so rarely from the sb, and furthermore he seems like a reg so blind v blind he has a loose 3bet range compared to at other positions. Of course I will probably not try it with 46o in the future :P
    • x3mwisp
      x3mwisp
      Platinum
      Joined: 31.03.2009 Posts: 3,604
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $1(BB) Replayer
      SB ($112)
      BB ($129)
      UTG ($324)
      UTG+1 ($240)
      CO ($224)
      Hero ($103)

      Dealt to Hero 8:diamond: 8:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $2.50, Hero calls $2.50, fold, fold

      FLOP ($6.50) 7:club: 2:club: T:spade:

      CO bets $4.35, Hero calls $4.35

      TURN ($15.20) 7:club: 2:club: T:spade: 7:spade:

      CO bets $11.62, Hero calls $11.62

      RIVER ($38.44) 7:club: 2:club: T:spade: 7:spade: 6:club:

      CO checks, Hero bets $21, CO folds

      Hero shows 8:diamond: 8:heart:

      Hero wins $36.71

      Turning made hands into a bluff on the best river card to do it.
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Guys is there something wrong with Pokerstrategy Hand Replayer? It will not play this hand. :(

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $2.20
      BU (Hero):
      $8.67
      SB:
      $5.00
      BB:
      $5.07
      MP3:
      $7.91


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, Q.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB calls $0.13, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.35) A, 2, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.20, SB calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.75) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.65, SB calls $0.65.

      River: ($2.05) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $7.67(All-In), SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.05.
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      €0.50/€1 No Limit Holdem
      5 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG (€50) 50bb
      Hero (CO) (€107.79) 108bb
      BTN (€100) 100bb
      SB (€111.36) 111bb
      BB (€113.88) 114bb

      Pre-Flop: (€1.50, 5 players) Hero is CO 6:club: 7:club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to €2, 2 folds, BB calls

      Flop: 2:heart: 6:diamond: A:spade: (€3.50, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets €3, BB raises to €9, Hero calls €3

      Turn: 4:club: (€18.50, 2 players)
      BB bets €14.50, Hero calls €14.50

      River: 5:club: (€47.50, 2 players)
      BB bets €34, Hero goes all-in €82.29, BB folds

      Final Pot: €163.79

      Hero wins €164.79 (net +€60.00)

      BB lost €58.50
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
      Gold
      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $3.73 (186.5 bb)
      UTG: $5.03 (251.5 bb)
      MP: $2.87 (143.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.10 (105 bb)
      BTN: $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $2.58 (129 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 7 2
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.18, Hero raises to $0.44, BB folds

      Results:
      $0.37 pot
      Hero mucked 7 2 and won $0.37 ($0.19 net)


      :pokerface:
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
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      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      :D
    • EnterG
      EnterG
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.01.2010 Posts: 632
      Boss, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $15.89 (158.9 bb)
      CO: $10.77 (107.7 bb)
      BTN: $10.67 (106.7 bb)
      Hero (SB): $16.61 (166.1 bb)
      BB: $16.09 (160.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5 A
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.25, BB raises to $1.20, BTN folds, Hero calls $0.90

      Flop: ($2.70) T J J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.70, Hero raises to $15.41 and is all-in, BB folds

      Results:
      $8.10 pot ($0.40 rake)
      Final Board: T J J
      Hero mucked 5 A and won $7.70 ($3.80 net)
      BB mucked and lost (-$3.90 net)


      Opponent : 30% 3bet pre/bet pot post flop. :pokerface:
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Villain is 18/14 and 0 4bet EP over 379 hands.

      At 5NL, I think his line is AA most of the time.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $5.02
      BB:
      $4.79
      MP3:
      $4.41
      CO:
      $4.22
      BU (Hero):
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      MP3 raises to $0.15, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.55.

      Flop: ($2.07) 2, 6, K (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($2.07) K (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.55, MP3 calls $0.55.

      River: ($3.17) T (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $3.45(All-In), MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.17.
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $16.46 (164.6 bb)
      SB: $13.75 (137.5 bb)
      BB: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      MP: $15.18 (151.8 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10.57 (105.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K Q
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $0.90, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.95) 8 3 A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.26, Hero raises to $3.09, BTN calls $1.83

      Turn: ($8.13) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($8.13) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, BTN folds

      Results:
      $8.13 pot ($0.40 rake)
      Final Board: 8 3 A 9 9
      BTN mucked and lost (-$3.99 net)
      Hero mucked K Q and won $7.73 ($3.74 net)


      Villain is 3betting for fun this session, got abit fed up and called (should have 4bet bluff or fold imo)

      Flop I raise to rep A because of his wide 3betrange. When he called I was going to give up turn (unless theres a heart)

      When he checked behind turn I'm clueless what he had. With an A or set shouldn't he bet to protect vs FDs? Maybe he has an weak A and is opting for pot control, or some mid PP.

      River was a bluff to rep flush, so thankful he folded (esp after my failed flop attempt)
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Being OOP with this kind of player is a headache.

      Anyway, nice bluff. You need to fight back once in a while :s_thumbsup:
    • booomm
      booomm
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.03.2011 Posts: 677
      Cassava Poker $0.15/$0.30 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      BTN: $43.50
      Hero (SB): $59.27
      BB: $98.88
      UTG: $25.11
      MP: $30.00
      CO: $30.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.45) Hero is SB with 7:diamond: A:diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.90, BB raises to $2.70, Hero calls $1.80

      Flop: ($5.40) 4:heart: 9:spade: J:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.40, Hero calls $2.40

      Turn: ($10.20) 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $5.10, Hero raises to $13.50, BB raises to $27.90, Hero raises to $54.17, BB folds

      vilain is a laggish more or less decent reg 25/19/6.5
      hand is really hard to explain without game dynamics, and I have few reads on this guy too. but anyway, my A high was probably good I think so I dont know if this qualifies as a bluff :D he prob had sthing like KQ, AQ, AJ, maybe few pps he decided to turn into bluffs, but that's unlikely.
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Against a 19/16 reg

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $8.89
      BU:
      $2.09
      SB:
      $7.78
      BB (Hero):
      $6.43
      MP2:
      $5.58
      MP3:
      $2.50


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 3.
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.4) K, 9, J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.9) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.55, SB calls $0.55.

      River: ($2) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.43(All-In), SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.

      Reason for bluff:

      He can't have a strong hand that would take that line on the flop most of the time. In fact I could only think of Q:club: T:club: and nothing else (at least based on this guys image and play history). I figure I could make him fold his weak pairs and Ax hands.


      Easy money :s_thumbsup:
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $5.55 (111 bb)
      SB: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5 (100 bb)
      UTG: $5.13 (102.6 bb)
      MP: $14.77 (295.4 bb)
      CO: $8.18 (163.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J 8
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, SB raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $1.55, 2 folds

      Results:
      $1.15 pot
      Hero mucked J 8 and won $1.15 ($0.65 net)



      Why I bluffed: Pleno1 inspired me to :D

      and

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $2.28 (114 bb)
      SB: $6.06 (303 bb)
      BB: $2.08 (104 bb)
      UTG: $2.10 (105 bb)
      MP: $1.22 (61 bb)
      CO: $3.22 (161 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K 7
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.18, 2 folds, CO calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.39) Q T 5 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.18, CO calls $0.18

      Turn: ($0.75) 4 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.75) 9 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.92 and is all-in, CO folds

      Results:
      $0.75 pot ($0.03 rake)
      Final Board: Q T 5 4 9
      Hero mucked K 7 and won $0.72 ($0.36 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$0.36 net)


      The river is such a scary card and he looks like he has a medium strength hand (checking the river after I check turn) I knew he was going to fold :P

      And of course, inspired by pleno1.

      I will never try these at where I usually play(NL20) unless I have sick reads. Hahaha. Stars micro zoom is really a nitfest I think playing a LAG style WILL be profitable (If you know how to)
    • spreeboy
      spreeboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.09.2010 Posts: 223
      Originally posted by tommygecko
      Why I bluffed: Pleno1 inspired me to :D
      LOL... now pleno1 is a reason for bluffing :D


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):
      $19.34
      BB:
      $10.10
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $10.00
      BU:
      $10.66


      Preflop: Hero is SB with T, J.
      CO posts deadblind, 2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BU folds, Hero raises to $0.90, BB folds, CO calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.9) A, 5, 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($1.9) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.40, CO calls $1.40.

      River: ($4.7) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $17.04, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.7.

      Reason for bluff:

      My image at this table is tight (almost a nit) and board is perfect for my perceived range. The way I played it, even if he has a hand as strong as 66, he will doubt that his hand is good when I shove river. :s_cool:
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $10.08 (50.4 bb)
      BTN: $22.59 (113 bb)
      SB: $8.10 (40.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $49.54 (247.7 bb)
      UTG: $25.08 (125.4 bb)
      MP: $21.42 (107.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 2
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.60, SB calls $0.50, Hero raises to $1.80, BTN folds, SB calls $1.20

      Flop: ($4.20) 7 K Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.70, SB folds

      Results:
      $4.20 pot ($0.21 rake)
      Final Board: 7 K Q
      SB mucked and lost (-$1.80 net)
      Hero mucked 8 2 and won $3.99 ($2.19 net)


      Reason for bluff: PF I know BU's raising very wide (he's a reg) and the sb fish calls a super wide range. Squeezing with any 2 here is profitable lol.

      Flop he's super exploitable he's folding air and shoving top pair. Maybe a 10c bet would have worked :D

      Easy 10 bbs. And inspired by pleno1. Squeezing is sooo profitable I don't know why so few people do it (but of course I don't want people to start doing it lol)
    • gavinonymous
      gavinonymous
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      Bluff inspired by and dedicated to Pleno1.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Zoooooooooooom

      BTN: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $14.50 (145 bb)
      BB: $12.72 (127.2 bb)
      UTG: $6.71 (67.1 bb)
      MP: $15.67 (156.7 bb)
      CO: $28.20 (282 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.15, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.50) 5 T 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BTN raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.10) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.50, Hero raises to $3.50, BTN calls $2

      River: ($9.10) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $7.82, BTN folds

      Results: $9.10 pot ($0.41 rake)
      Final Board: 5 T 6 8 5
      BTN mucked and lost (-$4.50 net)
      Hero mucked J A and won $8.69 ($4.19 net)


      Was aggressive decent reg and was sure he is going to raise my donk so I flat hoping to take it on the turn, but he calls, so maybe he has a draw. On the river I can only shove. :s_evil:
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $5.12 (102.4 bb)
      SB: $5.56 (111.2 bb)
      BB: $0.72 (14.4 bb)
      UTG: $3.06 (61.2 bb)
      MP: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $8.03 (160.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 4 K
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.25, Hero raises to $0.75, SB folds, BB calls $0.67, CO calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.24) 4 6 2 (3 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.24) 4 (3 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.10, CO raises to $4.10, Hero raises to $4.37 and is all-in, CO calls $0.27

      River: ($10.98) 3 (3 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $10.98 pot ($0.46 rake)
      Final Board: 4 6 2 4 3
      Hero showed 4 K and won $10.52 ($5.40 net)
      BB showed 7 9 and lost (-$0.72 net)
      CO showed A A and lost (-$5.12 net)


      3bet bluff failed. But... :coolface: