[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - 44: delay floating

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      3.2 af
      68% cbet flop
      41% skip cbet and fold vs bet flop
      40% cbet turn
      55% wwsf
      34% wtsd
      12k hands

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BB): $50 (100 bb)
      UTG: $79.89 (159.8 bb)
      MP: $63.32 (126.6 bb)
      CO: $20.74 (41.5 bb)
      BTN: $28.23 (56.5 bb)
      SB: $36.73 (73.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 4 4
      2 folds, CO calls $0.50, BTN folds, SB raises to $2, Hero calls $1.50, CO folds

      Flop: ($4.50) 2 5 J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($4.50) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.75, SB calls $2.75

      River: ($10) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $7 ?

      My idea turn was...or i bet twice or check behind down. Agree? He dont fold much on the flop when he checks, thats why i didnt bet there, even more in a board were i expect him to cbet a lot for bluff. But when he checks again on the turn i put him in some marginal holding..
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I would just check down with 44 here on a blank turn. I suppose on this King turn we should be more inclined to turn our hand into a bluff here - We beat fewer hands now and when he double checks I think he is weak when you mentioned.

      I think when he double checks here, he may have some sort of mid pocket pair, maybe JJ slowplaying, or a weak JX hand which wants to go for one street on the River. Betting the Turn is fine, we can try folding out some 99/88/77 type of hands. River improves TT, but now we can rep KT/AQ as well and he should be folding all those 99-77 type of hands.

      I think it all boils down to how he plays 77-99 here. If he will often check F c/c T c/f R, then a bet on the T and R makes more sense. If villain plays his mid pairs differently (by betting Flop or just c/folding immediately on the Turn), then your line is not good.

      In general I think without too much of an idea on how many streets to bet, I think it should be fine to just check down pocket pairs by default as they tend to have a tiny bit of showdown value vs some worse hands like Ace highs even on boards with 2 high cards.