[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH 4Bet KQ as bluff

    • mavetek
      Joined: 15.08.2011 Posts: 226
      Hi, sorry for my english

      BTN 22/18 (226 hands)
      3Bet from BTN 25%
      WTS 31 but maybe It's just variance

      it was like the third or fourth time that he did 3bet my open raise in few hands, so I decided to 4bet bluff because I have 2 blockers, I'm UTG and I represent a stronger range but I don't know if he is completely aware of it

      as played I think it's standard to shove the turn, but is ok to cbet the flop? I'm not so sure about it

      maybe I had to cbet 1/3 pot and fold to a shove? and if I was called shove turn

      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $5.15 (103 bb)
      BTN: $5.17 (103.4 bb)
      SB: $3.60 (72 bb)
      BB: $6.23 (124.6 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.82 (116.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K Q
      Hero raises to $0.15, CO folds, BTN raises to $0.52, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, BTN calls $0.68

      Flop: ($2.47) K J 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.23, BTN calls $1.23

      Turn: ($4.93) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.35, BTN calls $2.74 and is all-in

      River: ($10.41) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $10.41 pot ($0.69 rake)
      Final Board: K J 9 T 8
      BTN showed Q A and won $9.72 ($4.55 net)
      Hero mucked K Q and won $0.00 (-$5.17 net)
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Mavetek,

      Your English is fine, don't worry about that.

      Preflop: Since villain 3-bets a lot and we are OOP 4-betting as a bluff is fine. Your size is fine as well.

      Postflop: What range do you have villain for 3-betting your UTG range and then calling a 4-bet? Generally you see AK/AQ/QQ/JJ/TT. I can't see much else.

      Do you expect to get called by worse? Generally not a lot worse calls although in this case he did.

      So I would prefer a smaller bet to at least induce something worse to continue (like 1/3 pot since it's a 4-bet pot).

      Turn is fine because no sets are folding and even AK may call.

      As a side note, when you leave a reply, please hit the advise judge to take another look button (not sure if I mentioned this before).

      Best regards,

    • mavetek
      Joined: 15.08.2011 Posts: 226
      Hi Bogdan, thank you for the reply

      I won't hit the advise judge because there isn't much else to say, your answer clear all doubts :)