[NL20-NL50] KJo Blind defense

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,116
      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      MP: $33.78 (168.9 bb)
      CO: $21.10 (105.5 bb)
      BTN: $38.87 (194.3 bb)
      SB: $22.23 (111.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $37.63 (188.2 bb)
      UTG: $58.57 (292.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J K
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.40, SB folds, Hero raises to $1, BTN calls $0.60

      Flop: ($2.10) T J Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, BTN calls $1.20

      Turn: ($4.50) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.25, BTN calls $2.25

      River: ($9) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      $9 pot ($0.45 rake)
      Final Board: T J Q A Q
      BTN showed 8 9 and lost (-$4.45 net)
      Hero mucked J K and won $8.55 ($4.10 net)

      I was trying to induce a bluff on the turn and river.

      Should I have bet?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey Vorpal,

      Your preflop 3bet is quite small here... I would go for 1.60. You are also deep so you can argue for making it even 1.80-2 with your whole range but 1.60 (8bb vs a 2bb open) is good.

      On the flop I would usually not cbet. That board hits his range a lot. You don't get much FE but you also are likely to get raised and can't play well with your hand against a raise. That said, you have midpair and OESD so betting will still be +EV.

      On the turn, continuing to get value is good, your opponent shows he has some sort of showdown value once he calls flop imo.

      On the river I would go for a value bet as well. After you get called twice it's very likely he has some sort of showdown value hand. There are not many hands that can bluff but a hand like AJ can be tempted to call. I would bet very small though, betting big will scare off most his one pair hands and Qx preflop calls.