[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR AQo river spot - bluffcatching spot

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
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      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.508.2

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:heart: , Q:club:
      SB posts small blind (€0.02), BB posts big blind (€0.05), 4 folds, Hero raises for €0.15, 2 folds, BB calls

      Flop: (€0.32 - 6.40 bb) K:diamond: , Q:diamond: , 2:spade: (2 Players)
      BB checks, Hero bets €0.20, BB calls

      Turn: (€0.72 - 14.40 bb) 3:club: (2 Players)
      BB checks, Hero bets €0.40, BB calls

      River: (€1.52 - 30.40 bb) 4:spade: (2 Players)
      BB bets €0.75, Hero ???

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      BB was 26/17/3 over 211. AG% - 26.

      FLOP/TURN
      Value bet/folding.

      RIVER
      Donk bet seems like a missed draw. Sets/2pairs would raise flop/turn.
      I'm behind Kx. However, I think that given the odds I can find a call vs busted draws.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      River: this is a call, assuming you think AQ is strong enough to valuebet twice. You do beat so many busted draws

      Flop and Turn: I think this is way too thin. I think that you can only go for 2 streets of value at the very most. I would suggest checking the Flop right away at lower limits - this is the best way to under-represent your hand and induce as many bluffs as possible.

      Thanks.
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi mbml

      Thanks for pointing out the checking back option. I think my play is better suited for loose passive opponents who like to draw. I agree that checking back vs this particular opponent is better as he is capable of bluffing.

      My questions:
      1. We do fold on turn/river , right?
      2. Also, if a turn is 9/A and the guy bets both turn and river we fold as well?
      3. Finally, if the guy bets turn and the river is an A or 9 we still call, yes?

      Thanks for the evaluation!
      David
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      1. Yes that's right. We could still be ahead of some straight draws like AJ/JT but probably not ahead of enough worse hands to justify calling another bet. OF course if villain bet something like 1/5 pot then a call is possible.

      2. Ace gives you 2 pairs, you shouldn't fold. 9 is more of a fold.

      3. not too much difference between the A/9 coming on the Turn or River IMO, cos the K and Q were already on the Flop.