[NL20-NL50] K9o paired board raised

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,872
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BB: $53.35 (106.7 bb)
      MP: $72.13 (144.3 bb)
      CO: $105.99 (212 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $61.29 (122.6 bb)
      SB: $57.18 (114.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K 9
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB folds, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2.25) 5 5 Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, BB raises to $5.50, Hero raises to $11.50, BB calls $6

      Turn: ($25.25) 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($25.25) 3 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      $25.25 pot ($1.26 rake)
      Final Board: 5 5 Q 2 3
      BB showed J Q and won $23.99 ($11.49 net)
      Hero mucked K 9 and lost (-$12.50 net)

      20/16/664 raise cb 20

      my rebluff flop made sense?

      I thought he had ton of fd in c/r/c range.
      Should I bluff?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698

      What do you think you are really repping when you 3b the Flop? Would you do that with 5X/KK/AA?

      Vs a 20% flop CR I suppose it's fine to play back some % of the time but I don't think this is one of those textures where it makes too much sense. You are assuming he is completely polarized here, which may tend to be more true at lower limits but as players get better, they realize that they need to c/r a merged range so that they can continue checkraising wide with many air hands.

      When he calls the Flop 3b, I'm mostly putting him on flush draws, and maybe some QX hands if I knew he was merged. I would not bet anymore and I would give up at this point.

      Upon seeing the showdown, I think you need to start giving him more value combos on the flop, and because he is merged, i think cbetting 2nd pair becomes a worse idea since 2nd pair can be used to bluff catch vs polarized raising ranges but not vs merged raising ranges when you are crushed hard by top pair.