[NL20-NL50] NL50 AQ , turn 2nd pair into a bluff?

    • AchillesBG
      AchillesBG
      Silver
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Microgaming - €0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: €50.00
      BTN: €103.98
      SB: €51.13
      Hero (BB): €57.72
      UTG: €87.63
      MP: €50.75

      SB posts SB €0.25, Hero posts BB €0.50

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.75) Hero has Q:heart: A:spade:

      UTG raises to €1.50, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls €1.00

      Flop: (€3.25, 2 players) 9:spade: Q:spade: 7:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG bets €1.50, Hero calls €1.50

      Turn: (€6.25, 2 players) K:diamond:
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      River: (€6.25, 2 players) 5:club:
      Hero checks, UTG bets €4.00, Hero raises to €14.75, UTG calls €10.75

      Anon. table. 17/17 26hands

      Preflop? Do you call or just 3bet vs. UTG, without info?

      Postflop, i decided just to ch/c flop, don`t see much point in raising.

      On the river, i thought that a value bet is thin. After he bet, i could probably call, but i`m not really thrilled about that. I don`t think that he has JT/KQ often. He might have smth. like KT/KJ, maybe AK, that checked for pot control on the turn, so i decided to raise with the nut flush bloker?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,329
      Hey AchillesBG,

      Think preflop is borderline, I generally just bluff preflop in this spot.

      Calling flop is fine. You have a solid draw and while raising is likely +EV you'd probably just be getting into a flip situation a lot.

      Maybe not that relevant you have nut-flush blocker when villain has a flush so rarely.

      Looks like a Kx, rivered 2pair or straight a lot. Think folding is probably fine. Raising is potentially ok, although would not bother vs unknown. Also if villain is good enough to fold a Kx, maybe he'll fold it just as often to 10/11 euro bluff.