[NL2-NL10] NL50- straight draw semibluff

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

      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
      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.

      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+
      Text results appended to pokerstove.txt

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

      Board: Js 4d Qh

      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