[NL20-NL50] nl25 sh 98s

    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $25 (100 bb)
      UTG: $25.35 (101.4 bb)
      MP: $25 (100 bb)
      CO: $27.24 (109 bb)
      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $29.63 (118.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 9
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.50) 9 4 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $1, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.50) K (2 players)
      SB bets $2.25, Hero raises to $6, SB folds

      Results:
      $8 pot ($0.36 rake)
      Final Board: 9 4 5 K
      Hero mucked 8 9 and won $7.64 ($3.64 net)
      SB mucked and lost (-$4 net)


      villain seems like a reg but i don't really have any sample on him.

      on the flop i don't think i have any other option than just calling.
      on the turn i hate any :spade: any :diamond: , any T, J, Q or A so there are tons of river cards that i'm not very happy bluffcatching on. i expect many 2nd barrels on this turn card so i decided to turn my hand into a bluff here instead of call and potentially face another barrel on an ugly river.

      i don't know what to make of this because on the 1 hand i feel like these are good reasons, but at the same time i raise my sets on the flop and so by raising the turn i don't think i represent much value other than a slowplayed set or turned 2pair. what do you think?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DrDunne,

      Preflop:looks fine

      Postflop: Calling flop is perfectly fine. We can't really raise.

      BvB against regs that are more aggro you can also raise sets on the turn.

      However, I wouldn't be too worried about what we represents before we think about what we can expect for him should we just call the turn. Can you expect many 3-barrel bluffs there? Sure there are many bad cards but he may not barrel 3-streets.

      I feel that raising here, while it takes the pot down, it only folds hands that would most likely give up anyway if called. It's true that we may get some value from draws (with raise) but those may 3-bet.