[NL20-NL50] Bluff with suited connectors

    • rhinoneil
      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 1,159
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      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 6:spade: , 5:spade:
      CO folds, Hero raises to $1.50, SB raises to $5.00, MP3 folds, Hero calls $3.50.

      Flop: ($10.00) 7:heart: , J:diamond: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $6.00, Hero raises to $14.25, SB folds.

      Final Pot: $30.25

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of sixes (6s 5s)

      Hero wins with a pair of sixes (6s 5s)

      This hand I think highlights the point of calling raises / reraises with suited connectors. In 6 seaters particularly but also in FR games at these levels people raise with almost any ace. In this instance I put the guy on something like AK or AQ or he sees my button raise as a steal and is trying to re-steal. He may have a pair and after the flop, the only way fo me to find out is to ask the question with a raise. Of course if he comes back over the top I have to fold. Hitting bottom pair here is not that relevant I dont think, either he has a pair or he doesnt. If he pushes, even with AK, I cant call with bottom pair anyway.
  • 1 reply
    • crt32
      Joined: 17.02.2007 Posts: 15,895
      It's actually quite close to fold to a shove here.
      I prefer shoving against his flop bet for balancing and meta game reasons.
      Your hand has some equity against another pair and you are flipping against most draws.