[NL2-NL10] NL10 -Q9s bluff

    • suzukispeed
      suzukispeed
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      Joined: 23.10.2012 Posts: 385
      PokerStars - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 119.1 BB (VPIP: 28.30, PFR: 24.53, 3Bet Preflop: 6.06, Hands: 109)
      Hero (BB): 130.8 BB
      CO: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      BTN: 116.2 BB (VPIP: 30.99, PFR: 26.76, 3Bet Preflop: 12.00, Hands: 75)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 9:diamond: Q:diamond:

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

      Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) K:diamond: 9:club: 8:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 4 BB, Hero raises to 13 BB, BTN raises to 31 BB, fold

      Hello,
      Is it a good moment to bluff?He cbet 3bb ,so many guys in NL10 cbet less when they are weak ,but I'm dont use it like read in that hand(because I have few hands for him .
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,329
      Hey Suzukispeed,

      Preflop call is borderline, probably better to 3bet the hand as a bluff.

      It's not necessarily a bad spot to bluff on the flop, although your hand is actually strong enough to flat-call, so generally I would check-raise with weaker hands.
    • suzukispeed
      suzukispeed
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      Joined: 23.10.2012 Posts: 385
      For that amount of hands that I have about him ,he is pritty laggy and I use pleno1's ranges for flating in BB and SB .Maybe BTN open 40-50% of hands,so I think is ok to flat here.
      Q: When I bluff 3bet am I suppose to use only one Qx in my range?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,329
      Originally posted by suzukispeed
      For that amount of hands that I have about him ,he is pritty laggy and I use pleno1's ranges for flating in BB and SB .Maybe BTN open 40-50% of hands,so I think is ok to flat here.
      Ok fine, it's totally your decision. =) Q9s is actually behind a 40-50% range + you are out of position so most guys simply won't make this preflop call profitable. (Pleno1 probably will).

      Also important to make sure you differentiate between your defending range vs a 2x open and defending range vs a 3x open.

      Originally posted by suzukispeed
      Q: When I bluff 3bet am I suppose to use only one Qx in my range?
      Not necessarily it depends on your flatting range. For example if the weakest Qx you flat in the blinds is QJs you might use QT and Q9 as bluffs. If you are flatting Q9s it may be that Q8/Q7 are a possibility for bluffs but you might prefer to choose different hands.