[NL2-NL10] NL50- straight draw semibluff

    • gggeorgio
      gggeorgio
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      Blinds: $0.25/$0.50
      5 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $30.18
      CO: $38.03
      Hero: $51.60
      SB: $39.30
      BB: $18.50

      Pre-flop: (5 players) Hero is Button with T:heart: 9:heart:
      UTG folds, [color:#cc0000]CO raises to $2[/color], Hero calls, 2 folds.

      Decided to call in position with my drawing hand. I used to call very tight preflop, but I'm trying to loosen up a bit since I'm starting to feel more comfortable with marginal postflop play

      Flop: J:spade: 4:diamond: Q:heart: ($4.75, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]CO bets $3.5[/color], [color:#cc0000]Hero raises to $10[/color], CO calls.

      Decided to raise on the semibluff, especially since its very possible he's cbetting

      Turn: 7:heart: ($24.75, 2 players)
      CO checks, [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $20[/color], CO folds.

      On the turn my draw gets even bigger and he shows weakness checking to me, so I make a bet that would commit him to the pot if he calls. I'm just trying to steal the pot, but have a ton of outs if I'm called. Is this played ok?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Using your position to raise with draws is very powerful play.
      This seems to be good board to raise, but you´re facing a problem when he decides to shove. Then you can probably lay it down. Luckily he´ll only shove here AQ+.
      I like your play on the turn. CO would mostly shove on the flop if he had very good hand and you have very good equity against overpair when called.
      nh.

      Edit: calcualting if we should fold or call when CO decides to shove when we decide to re-raise.
      Pot is: 4,75+3,5+10= 18,25
      CO has left: 38,03-2-3,5= 32,53.
      If CO shoves, we´re getting: (18,25+32,53)/32,53= 1,56:1, that is 39% (1:2,56) equity.
      I assume that CO would shove AQ, two pair or better hand: AQ, QJ, 44, JJ+
      Pokerstove:
      Text results appended to pokerstove.txt

      41,580 games 0.005 secs 8,316,000 games/sec

      Board: Js 4d Qh
      Dead:

      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 68.220% 68.22% 00.00% 28366 0.00 { JJ+, 44, AQs, QJs, AQo, QJo }
      Hand 1: 31.780% 31.78% 00.00% 13214 0.00 { Th9h }

      Since our equity is only 31,78%, but we should at least have 39%, then it is a fold