[NL20-NL50] T9s blind steal

    • zghrv
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 400
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T, 9.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BB calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.5) 8, 9, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, BB raises to $2.50, Hero calls $1.75.

      Turn: ($6.5) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $4.00, Hero calls $4.00.

      River: ($14.5) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.25, BB calls $6.25.

      Final Pot: $27.

      Thinking process:
      - flop - I think he can have here KJ, KQ, QJ .. as a bluff raise, also A9, A8, TJ..
      - turn - I put him at least on TT+, maybe JT - is it ok to call? If i hit, i think I can get my value bet on the river to be called.
      - river - as I mised my draw K seems like a good bluff card, he can fold TT, JJ - bet size?
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897

      Preflop is good ofc, flop I dislike your super small sizing. Bet bigger for value or check to induce bluffs and have an under-reped hand on later streets. Once you get raised it can be a call but it's close. After you call flop, turn cannot be a fold. You improved your equity and if you cannot call now, your flop call was definitely bad as well.

      On the river you have no Kx in your range, that is not a scare card, leading is spewy and never makes 9x or better fold. So far you were bluffcatching, why would you start betting when you assume most of his range is made out of bluffs?
    • Skojj
      Joined: 05.08.2011 Posts: 830
      I agree with emanuel, no point in donking the river. He will call any hand that beat yours. Unless I have a nice read on him I'd check-fold that river