[NL2-NL10] NL5 A8o

    • MarliesB
      MarliesB
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      I don't have top kicker, but is it okay to fire a second cbet? I feel like otherwise, he'll just bet on the turn and maybe higher than half pot.

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players

      BB: 60.8 BB (VPIP: 19.15, PFR: 17.39, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 47)
      Hero (MP): 229.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:heart: 8:heart:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, BB calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6.4 BB, 2 players) A:diamond: 3:heart: 5:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero bets 3.6 BB, BB calls 3.6 BB

      Turn: (13.6 BB, 2 players) 7:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 6.6 BB, BB calls 6.6 BB

      River: (26.8 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      BB shows T:spade: A:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Threes) (Pre 67%, Flop 78%, Turn 93%)
      Hero mucks A:heart: 8:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Threes) (Pre 33%, Flop 22%, Turn 7%)
      BB wins 25.6 BB
  • 5 replies
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      I'd definitely bet 2 streets here, he still has worse Ax, some random floats and flush-draws in his range.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      What do you guys think about checking the flop in this spot?
      We have a hand that we can't really take much value from, and I think this is a good spot where we can check and balance our checking range on this flop? Any thoughts?

      Best,
      Plamen
    • MarliesB
      MarliesB
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      Might be better to induce a bluff from weaker hands indeed
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Originally posted by kymupa
      Hello,

      What do you guys think about checking the flop in this spot?
      We have a hand that we can't really take much value from, and I think this is a good spot where we can check and balance our checking range on this flop? Any thoughts?

      Best,
      Plamen
      My thoughts here: Agree, if we have like A2o. But why I'm not checking:

      a) We have TP and quite good kicker here. He can have worse tp's and he can definitely have other worse hands that we can gain value from, like pocket 9's, flush-draws...

      b) We don't need to be balanced here on NL5.

      c) What if he bets 3 strets here? He could have worse or better Ax, flush-draws, set-combos... Such a hard spot to just call with this hand

      --> I'd prefer to bet myself.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      I do agree that we don't really need to be well-balanced on NL5.

      Basically, my thoughts were, that all of the weaker hands (such as weak Ax,99,7x or so) are probably not going to call more than two streets at all, so why don't we check and let him bet those himself (or check/call them with the intention to call the river as well) or bluff something like KQ.