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[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJ bluff4bet

    • Absolutism
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $12.74 (127.4 bb)
      BB: $7.77 (77.7 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $18.25 (182.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A J
      Hero raises to $0.30, BTN folds, SB raises to $0.90, BB folds, Hero raises to $2.30, SB calls $1.40

      Flop: ($4.70) 3 5 K (2 players)
      SB bets $3.40, Hero folds

      $4.70 pot ($0.21 rake)
      Final Board: 3 5 K
      SB mucked and won $4.49 ($2.19 net)
      Hero mucked A J and lost (-$2.30 net)

      26/24/20 in 39 hands, AF:12, flop afq: 50. Very aggro, very spewy reg. He was 3betting a ton, especially 4 handed, so i decided to bluff 4bet him (with AJs i would have called him).

      He just called (which is wtf), and then he donked out very big...With strong hands (AK, AA, whatever) he should check/raise a lot, and with QQ/JJ he would go allin preflop i think. This looked sooo much like a bluff, maybe some spades (TJs, 89s, random ATs bluff), i wanted to herocall so badly...

      But if im in play, i allways tell to myself, this is just NL10, u dont have to make these kind of plays, but still...he looks so weak here.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop this is a good situation to 4bet as a bluff.
      Our hand doesn't really play good in a 3bet pot without the initiative and it has good blockers against his top range so 4betting is fine.

      When he calls the flop and donks so big on the flop, folding is good.
      I don't think he bluffs a lot in this spot, especially on a Kxx board.