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[NL2-NL10] T8 OESD heads up OOP

    • kiwicoach
      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220

      As this pot is heads up I decide to bet the flop as a semi-bluff and hope to take it down right there. I'm raised and have the implied odds to call the flop with 6 clean outs and 2 tainted outs. I figure if I hit I'll at least get one more bet out of MP here. On the turn I catch a pair to go with my OESD and was unsure how to proceed against the loose (82% VPIP) MP player. His range is so wide it really confused me.

      What considerations should I be making here? Is the flop semi-bluff correct and how should I have played the turn?


      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 66 BB (VPIP: 34.29, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 8.33, Hands: 35)
      MP: 142 BB (VPIP: 82.86, PFR: 22.86, 3Bet Preflop: 11.76, Hands: 35)
      CO: 148.6 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 11.43, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 35)
      BTN: 50 BB (VPIP: 31.58, PFR: 21.05, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 19)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
      Hero (BB): 92.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has T:diamond: 8:spade:

      fold, MP calls 1 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero checks

      Flop: (2.4 BB, 2 players) 3:diamond: 7:club: 9:diamond:
      Hero bets 2 BB, MP raises to 5 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

      Turn: (12.4 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      Hero checks, MP bets 7 BB, fold

      MP wins 11.8 BB
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      Flop: semi bluffing here is standard. He limped preflop which means that he is probably weak and has a really wide range preflop. Thus, with a draw this is an easy pot bet on the Flop and I would call the raise.

      Turn: Hmm this is close - I think I wouldn't mind either folding or calling. The more aggro the opponent is, the more inclined I am to call the Turn again. He could have many more semibluffs like flush draws or just some random overcards.

      Another thing to note is his bet size. It's on the smaller side (slightly more than halfpot) so that certainly favours calling.