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[NL2-NL10] Bluff bet size

    • moneymakerzzz
      Joined: 01.08.2010 Posts: 341
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $1.86
      BTN: $5.00
      SB: $5.00
      BB: $3.64
      UTG: $4.10
      UTG+1: $5.87
      MP: $4.68
      Hero (MP+1): $5.69

      BB over 114 hands
      VP$IP 23
      PFR 5
      AggF 2
      Total 3Bet 2
      F to 3Bet 67
      Flop Cbet -
      F to Flop Cbet 0

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has T:diamond: T:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.15, fold, fold, fold, BB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.62, 2 players) 4:heart: 8:spade: 9:diamond:
      BB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $0.85, BB raises to $3.34 and is all-in, fold

      BB wins $2.22

      Since he seemed like straight forward player I decided to bluff here - is the reraise size ok for bluff ? I mean If I would had set of 99, 88 or 44 i would bet the same amount..
      I dont see him going all in with anything that I can beat...

      I think this is a good spot for a bluff .. is it ?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      I wouldn't turn this hand into a bluff. Actually, he is so rocky with his 3-bet that I would only call pre for set-value against min 3-bet and fold to any bet if not improved or we don't have OESD etc.

      Raising here is the worst option, I guess he'd give up weaker hands on flop. If you think he could be betting here with AK/AQ I'd call and re-evaluate turn to keep his range wider, but raising is totally a mistake.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      As a general rule of thumb, dont raise something for value if u arent willing to stack off with it, UNLESS you are very confident that he will call with many worse hands but only reraises with really strong hands.

      If u are doubting your initial decision to raise here then its a bad play.

      Here you should.note that your hand is medium strength so you should just call since few worse hands call and we cant bluff out better hands.