[NL2-NL10] NL50. AJ. Should I cbet the flop?

    • suvalgysiu
      suvalgysiu
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.06.2007 Posts: 307
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $10,00
      MP3:
      $13,48

      0,25/0,5 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:spade: , A:heart:
      UTG folds, UTG1 calls $0,50, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0,50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $3,00, UTG1 calls $2,50, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($6,75) 7:spade: , 3:club: , K:club: (2 players)
      Hero raises $7,00 (All-In), UTG1 calls $7,00.

      Turn: ($20,75) 2:heart:
      River: ($20,75) 7:diamond: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $20,75

      Should I cbet the flop here?

      It has come to my attention that the most money I lose is in such situations. My AK/AQ doesn't hit the flop, I bet, my opponent calls because he hits his pair. I lose 20BB.
      If he doesn't hit I profit ~4-6BB.
      So is it profitable to cbet if you don't hit?
  • 5 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Nh.

      Considering your question, I don't think you are as much aware of the hands where your opponent folds his hand as of those where you get called(and are often dominated). But from my experience this IS a profitable play. And sometimes you will get called even with worse hands that are drawing to flush on such a board.
    • wuusaa
      wuusaa
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.05.2007 Posts: 455
      can we contibet 1/2pot here?

      i always contibet 1/2 potsize on a dry board.
      if your conti gets raised, you must decide if you can still fold or if you are comitted.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by wuusaa
      can we contibet 1/2pot here?

      i always contibet 1/2 potsize on a dry board.
      if your conti gets raised, you must decide if you can still fold or if you are comitted.
      I'm not sure c-betting 1/2 the pot would make much sense when we have potsized stack left, so I rather push for max FE and avoid hard decisions in case we get called/reraised.
    • wuusaa
      wuusaa
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.05.2007 Posts: 455
      yes, i also dont know if we can play bet-fold with just potsize left!

      Somebody can explain when it is better to shove directly and when to play bet - fold/call

      in general, i like the bet-fold/call play better because it creats the same amount of foldequity. (on NL100+)
    • IngolPoker
      IngolPoker
      Black
      Joined: 05.09.2006 Posts: 10,467
      standard, nh