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[NL2-NL10] C-bet or Not to C-bet?

    • InTheZ0ne
      Joined: 24.10.2011 Posts: 43
      PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

      Button ($10)
      Hero (SB) ($11.49)
      BB ($6.48)
      UTG ($11.34)
      MP ($13.51)
      CO ($11.47)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, J
      2 folds, CO calls $0.10, 1 fold, Hero bets $0.45, 1 fold, CO calls $0.35

      Flop: ($1) 3, A, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, CO calls $0.65

      Turn: ($2.30) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, CO calls $1.50

      River: ($5.30) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.55, CO calls $2.55

      Total pot: $10.40 | Rake: $0.47

      Results below:

      Hero had A, J (one pair, Aces).
      CO had Q, A (one pair, Aces).
      Outcome: CO won $9.93

      Without any stats on this guy, is c-betting okey here, or is it a borderline scenario?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I think Flop and Turn are really standard. River is between a c/c and bet. With AQ and AK this would be a clear bet. With A9 this would be a clear check. I think I am leaning slightly towards a bet on the River, with the assumption that most people are raising AK and AQ preflop and not limping with them.

      So it's pretty safe to assume that we are very likely to have the top kicker here. IMO sets and A3/A2/AK would have raised the Turn or Flop.