[NL20-NL50] NL20 3H J7s bluffcatc river

    • SPeedFANat1c
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,150
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.20(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($21.47)
      BB ($18.76)
      BTN ($20.71)

      Dealt to Hero 7:spade: J:spade:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.60, BB calls $0.40

      FLOP ($1.20) 2:spade: J:diamond: T:spade:

      Hero bets $0.70, BB calls $0.70

      TURN ($2.60) 2:spade: J:diamond: T:spade: 4:heart:

      Hero bets $1.40, BB calls $1.40

      RIVER ($5.40) 2:spade: J:diamond: T:spade: 4:heart: Q:diamond:

      Hero checks, BB bets $5.40, Hero calls $5.40

      BB shows 9:spade: Q:spade:
      (Pre 66%, Flop 57.8%, Turn 36.4%)

      Hero shows 7:spade: J:spade:
      (Pre 34%, Flop 42.2%, Turn 63.6%)

      BB wins $15.39

      41/5 22h

      On river I dont see too much value in betting, so I decided to turn it into a bluffcatcher. There are busted FDs.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Turn: I would advocate betting half pot or 1/3 pot. If you think villain calls most TX and straight draw combos vs a half pot bet then you can bet here. IF villain is on the tighter side then you should bet even smaller. This bet serves as a blocker bet/cheap showdown vs stronger JX, a thin value bet vs TX and draws, and a pot building bet if you do hit your flush on the River.

      Of course if your opponent is aggro and will bluff raise the Turn, then such a plan goes out of the window. He seems bad though, since he doesn't have a full stack.

      River: I would c/c vs a smaller bet but vs a pot bet you should fold. You need to win 33% of the time and I Don't think he has busted flush draws that often, especially when you have 2 spades yourself. Passive fish are also less likely to pot air; they usually make weaker bets.

      The Queen also further coordinates the board, completing some straight draws or giving villain some pairs/two pairs.