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[NL2-NL10] NL10 Zoom A5s as 3bet bluff

    • Absolutism
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $12.87 (128.7 bb)
      SB: $6.69 (66.9 bb)
      BB: $12.36 (123.6 bb)
      UTG: $12.03 (120.3 bb)
      MP: $16.36 (163.6 bb)
      CO: $43.37 (433.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 5
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.85, 2 folds, CO calls $0.55

      Flop: ($1.85) A Q 7 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.85) 9 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.15, CO calls $1.15

      River: ($4.15) 3 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.98, CO calls $1.98

      $8.11 pot ($0.36 rake)
      Final Board: A Q 7 9 3
      Hero showed A 5 and lost (-$3.98 net)
      CO showed 3 A and won $7.75 ($3.77 net)

      25/15, f23bet:33 (very low samplesize, 2/6), AF:2, AFQ:36/8/0, WTSD:24 (163 hands)

      Seems like a bit passive, callingstation-like reg.

      I decided to 3bet bluff him, i didnt noticed the small f23bet, but still, he can fold a lot preflop i think, and postflop i will have a nice hand, and position. Also i didnt wanted to get squeezed by the blinds too easily.

      Flop i think is standard checkback, i cant get called by worse hands too much. On the turn Qx will call me, any turned FD, and maybe KK, JJ decides to calldown two small bets, so bet turn and river small for value. Is it too thin? River is a checkback?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I like your 3bet more than flat, since you take initiative and win pot more often either preflop or c-bets postflop.

      Usually players are not bluffing too often Axx boards, so I would usually prefer cbetting flop to protect my hand against low pp-s, KT, JT or even Qx
      After he calls I can check back and evaluate on the river (likely calling reasonable bet). This situation I would prefer barreling turn (both for value and as semibluff) and bet river if I hit 5 or flush

      As played your turn and river bets are very standard. I would expect players to lead turn with better Ax hands and he would very likely call you down with Qx.

      best regards,