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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 87o

    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $83.77 (167.5 bb)
      SB: $53.65 (107.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $131.69 (263.4 bb)
      UTG: $115.54 (231.1 bb)
      MP: $62.36 (124.7 bb)
      CO: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7 8
      4 folds, SB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($2) 2 6 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.50, Hero raises to $5, SB calls $3.50

      Turn: ($12) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $8, SB calls $8

      River: ($28) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $17, SB calls $17


      SB is unknown


      Is it a bad line here vs unknown? Draws are busted, but I thought on this board he could have a hard time calling down with weaker made hands like 5x/6x/77-99, and he will fold busted draws by the river as well, which still beat me.
      Sizings?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi.

      I think you bet too small on Turn and River. With a set you should be aiming to play for stacks.

      Turn ($12) Bet 12 on the Turn
      River ($36): Push for $32

      I think it's fine to bluff like that sometimes. You have
      Sets - 9 combos
      65s - 2 combos
      34s? - 4 combos
      You need around 7 bluff combos.

      Anyway I prefer calling on the Flop, though mixing in some raises from time to time is going to be fine.
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Originally posted by mbml
      I think it's fine to bluff like that sometimes. You have
      Sets - 9 combos
      65s - 2 combos
      34s? - 4 combos
      You need around 7 bluff combos.
      You mean I need to have 7 bluff combos on the river, to aim for 1:2 bluff:value ratio?

      So you agree with theorists for having 2:1, 1:1, 1:2 bluff:value ratios on flop/turn/river respectively in order to have balanced ranges?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      you have no reads here, so you are not going to be sure whether he's folding more or less than optimal. Thus, you should be balanced yourself.

      If you have an exploitive read that he calls turn and folds river a lot, then by all means shove all your bluffs here.