[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR ATo c/r on the flop

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      MP1: $7.49 - 150 bb
      MP2: $4.80 - 96 bb
      MP3: $3.81 - 76 bb
      CO: $5.06 - 101 bb
      BU: $1.23 - 25 bb
      SB: $5.00 - 100 bb
      BB: $5.25 - 105 bb

      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (7 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:diamond: , T:spade:
      SB posts small blind ($0.02), Hero posts big blind ($0.05), 3 folds, CO raises for $0.15, 2 folds, Hero calls

      Flop: ($0.32 - 6.40 bb) 9:diamond: , 8:heart: , 4:club: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.20, Hero raises for $0.50, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled back ($0.30)


      CO was unknown.

      Preflop: defending vs a steal.

      Flop: the flop was dry so decided to c/r as a bluff. I have some equity to backdoor straight etc and I could fold out AJ+/77-55/33-22/8x/4x. I need this bluff to work only 50% of times so I think it is profitable.
  • 2 replies
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Dawidas888,

      Preflop defend is borderline OOP vs CO open. I might tend towards turning this hand into a bluff preflop depending on the exact villain.

      Check-raise is ok. Generally speaking you want to be careful about check-raising dry textures, especially as you move up in limits. On drier boards you would normally flat sets rather than raise, so bluffing can look transparent. Board is semi-dry, so it might just about be ok.

      If I wanted to play back on this type of board I'd be more tempted to float flop OOP and bluff turn/river instead.
    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi w34z3l

      Thanks for the evaluation and thanks for the tip. Preflop I 3bet A9o so yes, ATo is the bottom of my calling range. I agree that flop c/r might be a bit spewy and calling the flop and betting the turn might be cheaper and would get more respect.