[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH, value-betting 2nd pair

    • dienaszaglis
      dienaszaglis
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      €0.02/€0.05 No Limit Holdem
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      4 Players
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      Stacks:
      HERO (CO) (€6.38) 128bb
      BTN (€6.68) 134bb 18/13, AF: 0.9, FCB; 33, SD: 26, 150h
      SB (€4.07) 81bb
      BB (€5) 100bb

      Pre-Flop: (€0.07, 4 players) HERO is CO Q:spade: A:heart:
      HERO raises to €0.15, BTN calls €0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: 7:heart: Q:club: 5:heart: (€0.37, 2 players)
      HERO bets €0.25, BTN calls €0.25

      Turn: K:diamond: (€0.87, 2 players)
      HERO bets €0.55, BTN calls €0.55

      River: 2:spade: (€1.97, 2 players)
      HERO bets €0.70

      PRE
      Standard open.

      FLOP
      Could c-bet slighlty larger, but it`s fine.

      TURN
      Value-betting against draws, Qx.

      RIVER
      I think, 1/3 here is reasonable. Sometimes Qx will call.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi,

      I much prefer a c/c here unless you think he has a ton of worse QX hands. He is 18/13 so he is tight. I don't see him having too many worse QX hands.

      If this were SB vs BB then I think your play is reasonable. Here we are probably better off bluff catching vs busted draws. I think he rarely has QJo and QTo here.

      Thanks.
    • dienaszaglis
      dienaszaglis
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      Hi!


      Can`t expect this passive player to bluff the river. So, I would prefer c/f than c/c.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      check his river AF. very often you'll see a huge disparity between F/T/R AF. These guys often take free cards on flop and turn but they desperately try to bluff river when they have no showdown value.

      if his river af is 1.0 or less then c/f is better