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[NL20-NL50] [NL50] QJo Bluff 200bb deep

    • ains21
      Joined: 04.06.2011 Posts: 303

      Villain is 23/18/6.8 reg (3.1k hands) who I play often with and who 3-bets me a fair amount @SB/BB vs BB since I open BU so often.

      3b BB vs BU: 15%
      3b BB vs BU (vs. Hero): 23% (35)
      C-bet flop 3-bet pot: 80% (30)

      Since he's so wide here and we're so deep, I decide to just call QJo and play some flops. I obv float this flop since he c-bets so much and I have some draws.

      Turn is good since now his 99/JJ/QQ/KK can play scared since I call many Ax floats on this flop, and I pick up more equity. I think betting is std. When he check calls I think he has those pairs and maybe some weaker Ax that he bet the flop with that he now bluff catches.

      On the river when he donks I really feel like it is a block bet with Ax (maybe like AJ+, or perhaps some A5)? Do you think this is logical? I felt here that he hardly ever has the flush since he didn't bet the turn, and think he folds all Ax and any 2p since we're so deep.

      What do you think?


      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $100.35 (200.7 bb)
      CO: $51.53 (103.1 bb)
      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $130.19 (260.4 bb)
      UTG: $71.33 (142.7 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $107.73 (215.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q J
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1.29, SB folds, BB raises to $4.25, Hero calls $2.96

      Flop: ($8.75) 8 7 T (2 players)
      BB bets $5.75, Hero calls $5.75

      Turn: ($20.25) A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $11.50, BB calls $11.50

      River: ($43.25) 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $21.50, Hero raises to $86.23 and is all-in
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Preflop is OK, you have a clear idea of what your opponent is doing.

      Postflop, there's a lot of room for different lines given stack sizes. I personally agree with your line. You represent flushes reasonably well and more importantly, you don't represent that many bluffs.

      Although this should still be a +EV line, I like raising flop to go max pressure with uncapped range. When you just call flop you represent more draws/weak showdown value hands while if you raise you can have the nuts now, a combo draw, a weaker draw... I would say raising most of your range should be your play in a deep stack scenario IP.

      A very short summary of deep stack play is: pressuring your opponent being IP will make money from my experience. Even if you take it overboard, most players are too scared to make a rational bluffcatch when deep.