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[NL2-NL10] KQo vs AK bluffing

    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

      UTG ($10)
      MP ($5)
      Hero (CO) ($6.03)
      Button ($5.37)
      SB ($2.32)
      BB ($2.41)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 1 fold, SB calls $0.18, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.45) 9, J, 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.95) 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.50, SB calls $0.50

      River: ($1.95) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Total pot: $1.95 | Rake: $0.05

      SB had K, A (one pair, nines).
      Hero mucked Q, K (one pair, nines).
      Outcome: SB won $1.90

      I knew he had the ace and that I was giving up the pot.

      Should I have made a 1 or 2$ river bet? In retrospect I think he would have folded.
  • 4 replies
    • GMCristiano
      Joined: 12.11.2007 Posts: 3,472
      flop bet $0.3

      turn i think check behind is better
    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      Hi I know with regards to strategy turn check behind is better.

      However, found out after play on these limits that players do not take continuation bets seriously when they have any sort of high card like A or K.

      So I put another bet on the turn... most players take this more seriously and fold.
      Overall I think I make more money this way then loose.

      I also do not do this every time.. I do it randomly throughout the session when pot size is good and I got a table image already etc.
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      on the flop bet more (0.35).
      turn is not a good card to bluff because its a blank and doesnt change nothing to the board so you will probably get called with whatever he called flop . if you still wanna bet it and you know he floats oop then bet more in order to give him bad odds and have more fold equity
    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      If you put him on OC then make him fold by betting higher. If hes a station then dont bet unless you have a made hand, just check it down if he is passive.
      You said you have a table image but this only works against non-stations. Also, if you have an aggresive image and you bet small they have an easy call. He might think you would bet more on turn to protect against the FD/SD if you actually had anything.