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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 AJo chR flop as pfa

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      MP: $18.96 (37.9 bb)
      Hero (CO): $65.17 (130.3 bb)
      BTN: $82.78 (165.6 bb)
      SB: $98.64 (197.3 bb)
      BB: $23.42 (46.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A J
      MP folds, Hero raises to $1.25, BTN calls $1.25, 2 folds

      Flop: ($3.25) 2 4 Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2, Hero raises to $7, BTN calls $5

      Turn: ($17.25) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $11, BTN calls $11

      River: ($39.25) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $63.53 and is all-in, Hero folds

      BTN 22/19/11 after 321 hands
      BTN call open 7%
      foldtocbet flop 43%
      bet vs missed cbet flop 100% (3/3)
      AFq 51/37/63
      wtsd/w$sd 25/56

      I've recently tried to establish chRaising ranges as pfa, cause if I check as pfa, I ch/fold ~70% of the time, which is too high, and could be exploited by autostabbing vs me.

      My questions:

      1./ Is it a good spot/board to have a chRaise range as pfa in the first place? Or should I just cbet here every hand I want to bluff/semibluff with? The main reason for chR was that Villain hasnt folded much to cbets, but looks like a stabber so far.

      2./ If I have a chR range, is it a good hand to use? I thought I have decent backdoors to barrel, in case he calls me. Plus if I get 3bet, I have no problem to fold this, cause I dont give up that much equity.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi duder1n0,

      Adding a ck/raise part to your game as PFR will require you to take care of 3 ranges (ck/raise, ck/call, bet) so it definitely complicates things quite a bit.

      Now, looking at this board, what would one try to rep with a ck/raise? It's a board that can be expected to be cbet a lot so it doesn't make a lot of sense for PFR to go for a ck/raise with almost anything.

      Would you ck/raise AQ for value? How about KQ? How about sets or overpairs?

      You are playing a limit at which you need to start thinking about your range as well rather than just your opponents (because your opponents also think about hand reading even though they may not be great at it).

      1) I'd say it's not a great board to ck/raise on.
      2) hands with some equity are always good to semibluff with if you expect villain to have a calling range (which we should).