[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - QJ: second pair

    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Gold
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,132
      59/6
      42% fold vs cbet
      44% wwsf
      28% agg% river
      834

      Hero (BB): $69.62 (139.2 bb)
      UTG: $23.53 (47.1 bb)
      MP: $43.93 (87.9 bb)
      CO: $37.02 (74 bb)
      BTN: $59.87 (119.7 bb)
      SB: $62.65 (125.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: Q:diamond:
      2 folds, CO calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, CO calls $2

      Flop: ($5.25) K:spade: 3:club: Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $4, Hero calls $4

      Turn: ($13.25) 9:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $8, Hero calls $8

      River: ($29.25) A:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $22.52, Hero ?

      Sometimes i like to take inductive lines, but when pots start to become big its kinda of a pain ;(
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hiya,

      I like taking your line sometimes but in this case it's quite marginal. What's his WTSD? You can cbet for thin value against someone like him and still get to showdown often. If he is slightly agressive I like the check to bluffcatch though. There is however a problem: your hand has almost no redraws so often times you prefer making opponent fold his equity. It's very close between inducing bluffs and folding out good equity/playable hands so I can't say always go one way or the other.

      This brings me to the turn: your hand has horrid playabilitya against his range (both low equity on turn and also very likely to become worse on the river) so I prefer folding turn in your spot.
    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Gold
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,132
      33% wtsd
      How are you using wtsd to shit spot? I wont look at it on this kind of sopts...
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      If he goes a lot to showdown it means he calls too many bets and/or is very passive when checked to. He is probably both so that makes me definitely fold the turn in this case, unless you have an interesting turn agg% that proves otherwise. Playability of your hand also counts though so if he has huge turn aggression and low river aggression you can call to play honest on the river. If both aggressions are medium of around 30% you should best fold turn.