[NL20-NL50] A9s bluff catch

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,587
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 190 BB (VPIP: 24.16, PFR: 18.38, 3Bet Preflop: 9.07, Hands: 1,161)
      UTG: 123.98 BB (VPIP: 24.11, PFR: 20.05, 3Bet Preflop: 8.14, Hands: 1,738)
      Hero (MP): 100 BB
      CO: 97.5 BB (VPIP: 21.21, PFR: 1.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 70)
      BTN: 258.18 BB (VPIP: 20.41, PFR: 16.73, 3Bet Preflop: 7.82, Hands: 2,330)
      SB: 103.5 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 21.47, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 377)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9:heart: A:heart:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond: 3:club: 9:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (6.5 BB, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      BB bets 5 BB, Hero calls 5 BB

      River: (16.5 BB, 2 players) 3:heart:
      BB bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

      BB shows 8:club: 7:club: (One Pair, Threes) (Pre 39%, Flop 10%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows 9:heart: A:heart: (Two Pair, Nines and Threes) (Pre 61%, Flop 90%, Turn 100%)
      Hero wins 36.58 BB

      Is it ok to bluff catch this hand? I usually bluff catch middle pair, except when it is too low then I turn it into bluff. He is also aggro, and I think he calls mostly with PP.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I usually check back 2nd pair by default. pairs between 9-K. For pairs between 2-8, I usually bet them as a 5 out bluff/thin value against Ace high. I think these pairs are way more vulnerable so I prefer taking the aggressive option.

      Turn call is certainly standard, and River is mostly read based. If you think he follows through on his bluffs you should call here. I think A9 is at the upper end of your range too so you can consider calling. Would be even better if we had a diamond in our hand (reduces likelihood of him having diamonds)