[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH, semi-bluffing fish w/ KQo

    • dienaszaglis
      dienaszaglis
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      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
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      6 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($9.91) 99bb
      UTG+1 ($9.85) 99bb
      CO ($5.05) 51bb
      HERO (BTN) ($10.10) 101bb
      SB ($11.05) 111bb
      BB ($9.25) 93bb 41/19, FTS: 46, FCB: 50(8), AF: 2, 87h

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) HERO is BTN K:diamond: Q:heart:
      3 folds, HERO raises to $0.25, 1 fold, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: 9:diamond: 2:diamond: 5:club: ($0.55, 2 players)
      BB checks, HERO bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40

      Turn: 6:diamond: ($1.35, 2 players)
      BB checks, HERO bets $0.70, BB raises to $1.80, HERO folds

      PRE
      Standard.

      FLOP
      OK to c-bet with 2 overs and backdoor FD.

      TURN
      I think, this is a reasonable spot to 2-barrel. Picked up more equity, plus his flop calling range still is rather wide.
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,307
      Hey Dienaszaglis,

      Seeing as opponent folds sometimes to cbets, may even call with worse, and that you have 2 overcards I think cbet will be fine here.

      His turn range may be rather wide. I don't think that necessarily means he's folding any of it. He's not necessarily just going to ditch any pair just because the flush got there, and it is of course possible he holds a flush himself. Theoretically it's an ok spot to barrel if you have fold equity, but my standard assumption is that you might not have any fold equity here at all after he's shown interest by calling flop.
    • dienaszaglis
      dienaszaglis
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      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      I guess you`re right about turn FE.

      Would it be OK to barrel Ad or Jd?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,307
      Originally posted by dienaszaglis
      I guess you`re right about turn FE.

      Would it be OK to barrel Ad or Jd?
      Usually would not barrel anything unless it was for value.

      Although, the more pot-equity you have the less of a mistake it can be to try and semi-bluff.

      On the A you also have the secondary benefit of building a pot with the nut-draw which is especially useful if villain is deep-stacked.

      Occasionally we will have fold-equity, so I don't hate your bet or anything - especially with so much equity - but I tend towards not bluffing at all in these spots unless I know villain will sometimes fold.