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[NL20-NL50] Q9o turn mid pair A high board

    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $97.89 (195.8 bb)
      SB: $56.45 (112.9 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      UTG: $7.18 (14.4 bb)
      MP: $46.94 (93.9 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q 9
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, 2 folds, BB calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.75) 7 A 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.75, BB calls $1.75

      Turn: ($6.25) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.50, BB calls $3.50

      River: ($13.25) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Results:
      $13.25 pot ($0.66 rake)
      Final Board: 7 A 5 9 6
      BB showed 8 A and won $12.59 ($6.09 net)
      Hero mucked Q 9 and lost (-$6.50 net)


      23/19/78

      On flop, should I cb?

      On turn, his calling on dry board is strong so c/f or c/c?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi.

      Flop: The question you should be asking is whether you have reasons not to cbet since that is your default play

      Turn: Why are you betting here? As a bluff? For value? Would better hands fold the Turn?

      River: Is this a good or a bad card for villain's range? Should we bluff at it?
    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      my hand don't have equity flop but FE seems decent.

      Turn I thought I can't c/c river.

      River this card was marginal. my range won't have 8x.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Turn: We can't call a river bet, that I agree with you. But do we need to call the River? If villain bets, we can put him on an Ace/68/79. But if he has worse hands like 89/67/78, he will probably check the River again and we check back and win the pot.

      River: I disagree that our hand will not have 8X. Anyway I think the river is pretty neutral for both players (or maybe it slightly favours villain's range).

      However, I think it could potentially be a decent bluff card. I think villain will have way more combos of 2 pairs and AX hands compared to straights. Maybe villain doesn't fold 2 pairs here, but i think he is put in a tough spot if he has a hand like AJ here. If let's say we bet 3/4 pot, we are risking 3 to win 7 (which means we need 42.8% fold equity). I think we probably have that much. Of course this is an exploitable play, and we cannot really bluff here all the time vs a good opponent.