[NL20-NL50] NL25 FR, bluff line

    • gambleris
      Joined: 25.11.2007 Posts: 82
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
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      Hero (SB): $25
      BB: $15.60
      UTG: $30.50
      UTG+1: $3.65
      MP1: $36.50
      MP2: $2.70
      CO: $6.45
      BTN: $24.65

      Pre-Flop: K:spade: 5:club: dealt to Hero (SB)
      6 folds, BTN raises to $1, Hero raises to $2.50, BTN calls $1.50

      Flop: ($5) 7:heart: 2:spade: 8:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3, Hero raises to $8, BTN folds

      Results: $11 Pot ($0.50 Rake)
      Hero mucked K:spade: 5:club: and WON $10.60 (+$5.10 NET)

      Opponent is pretty solid, but he likes to steal blinds. I use this bluff line rarely, just picking right spots. Is it positive EV ?
  • 2 replies
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I don't think getting fancy on NL25 is a good idea. Even if villain likes to steal blinds, I think K5o is not good enough for a re-steal.

      But if you're gonna re-steal, I suggest you raise more PF.

      As played I'd lead out on the flop and give up to any resistance. IMO, by check/raising you're risking too much of your stack for a small reward. Besides that, you're risking $8 to win $8, so your bluff has to work 50% of the time only to break even.
    • swissmoumout
      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      Hi gambleris,
      You can re-steal in some spots, but K5o is just trash, fold it preflop. If you have stats on your opponent and he's TAG with a high ATS, then you could 3-bet pocket pairs, KQ, AT+ and maybe high suited connectors from the blinds, but at NL25 I'd rather just play very tight and ABC poker, it'll usually win more and is easier to play.
      btw, if you do 3-bet, then raise to 3.5x, and always c-bet 2/3 pot. check/raising is a bad idea, since you're committing a large part of your stack against a good hand - since your opponent will usually check behind with air.