[NL2-NL10] [SH] Raise flop sizing?

    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players

      Opponents unknown

      BTN: $5.00
      SB: $6.38
      Hero (BB): $5.05
      UTG: $5.31
      MP: $17.42
      CO: $4.48

      SB posts SB $0.02, Hero posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has 8:club: 8:spade:

      fold, MP raises to $0.15, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.25, Hero calls $0.20, MP calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.75, 3 players) 5:spade: 7:spade: 4:spade:
      SB bets $0.20, Hero ?
  • 5 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I'll probably call once and fold the Turn. I'm not sure why you are thinking of raising here. I don't think we have value, and if he jams we are probably screwed.
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
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      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      He decided to bet between 1\4 and 1\3 pot (I don't want to let the opponents gather their draws whatever they are for such a low price), it's hardly a value hand. My hand is very vulnerable in spite of FD and GS (which is almost worthless). On monotone boards some opponents may even fold overpairs without a spade. So these factors incline me to raise here. Of course, if I face a re-raise, I'm folding it.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      i think the decision process should be simpler

      1) Can you raise this for value?
      2) Can you raise this as a bluff?

      I think that the answer is no to both. You could argue for raising just to take down the pot immediately because future street playability is a bluff but i think our hand clearly falls into the medium strength category and I don't really want to raise here.
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
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      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Yes, I agree that it's a medium value hand but have a question: how low should the opponent bet in the way we don't really pay attention to his action (say, mindonk is almost the same as a check)?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      well people almost never make bets between 10-20% of the pot, but if I had to give you an answer, I would say any bet under 15% will be treated as a check by me.