[NL20-NL50] Nl 50

    • ezeras
      ezeras
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      IPoker Network $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2158918
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      BB: $52.70 - VPIP: 67, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 0.5, Hands: 3
      UTG: $98.76 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 13, 3B: 11, AF: 0.0, Hands: 24
      MP: $53.75 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 15
      CO: $50.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 22
      BTN: $16.05 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      Hero (SB): $50.75 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 8, AF: 3.1, Hands: 56457

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is SB with 9 :diamond: 9 :heart:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($3.00) 7 :heart: 5 :spade: T :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50

      Turn: ($6.00) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.00, BB calls $3

      River: ($12.00) T :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $9.00, Hero folds

      I don't know if I'm an idiot or what... I'm folding every single hand
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    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
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      sample is small but he seems loose passive.

      So I'll choose flop bet turn bet and river c/f.

      How about bet size?
    • ezeras
      ezeras
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      we can't tell if he is loose passive... Just 3 hands...
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Hi,

      Again the super small sizings. You always bet like this with hands you want to fold later on. Your opponents don't know it yet probably but definitely fix this bet sizing leak. You need to be more clearer in your thought process. I want to read what you think from preflop to river in this hand since it seems you are having difficulties puttin pieces together.
    • ezeras
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      I thought board isn't wet and I can bet half size pot? I think I would 1/2 bet my entire hand range, for example with a set I would bet 1/2 pot too. Is bet/fold line good line on flop and turn and on river check fold?
    • ezeras
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    • EmanuelC16
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      Your bet sizing doesn't depend only on board texture. It depends on yours and your opponent's range, stack to pot ratio and also board texture but definitely not the only concern.

      What I want you to think about is whether you are betting for value or as a bluff. If for value, what calls that is worse? If as a bluff, what better folds and when/what street?
    • ezeras
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      I thought it's protection from overcards and straight and value from lower pairs, he could think I have a straight draw or I'm just bluffing and call lower pairs that is why I would like in this spot always bet 1/2 pot no matter my hand. In this spots it's hard to play that is why I would like to hear your opinion how it should be played
    • EmanuelC16
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      What you expressed there is a consequence of a bet more often. Protection is overly misused and I think it's best if you start off by thinking it's not a reason to bet, just a consequence.

      When you bet and expect to bluff or get value you have to make him fold enough of his range or respectively be ahead of his whole range, not just bits and pieces of it. That's where the problem with protection starts.

      Regarding your specific hand, I think you cannot get much value, you can get some but I would not expect it to be too great, probably 2 streets max. That makes me strongly consider checking flop and unde-representing my hand, getting to keep the pot a bit smaller and inducing bluffs from my opponent.

      When you bet so small on this flop you invite floats and bluffs and miss a lot of value when you have an actual hand. You don't leverage stacks, you basically let your opponents have an easy game IP since they never have to face a decision for their stack. Betting 1/2 pot is not impossible but it makes no sense in a case where all you do is tell your opponent you have a weak range. Yes, I know you said you play the same with your made hands but your overall range remains quite weak still.