[NL20-NL50] Nl20 SH 45 two pair on flop, behind river and bluffing

    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
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      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 5:spade: , 4:spade:
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, SB calls $0.30, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($1.20) Q:diamond: , 4:heart: , 5:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.90, MP3 calls $0.90, SB folds.

      Turn: ($3.00) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, MP3 calls $2.50.

      River: ($8.00) 3:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.00, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $8.00

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, fives and fours (5s 4s)

      Hero wins with two pairs, fives and fours (5s 4s)

      Villain is on like 10 10 or something I think. My line ok?
  • 3 replies
    • aciddrop
      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      I think that given his AF I would be trying to c/r the flop rather than donking. I would be interested in the standard line here, with a vulnerable made hand against the pfa.

      The fact that he folds the paired board on the river indicates something more like AKs, maybe :heart: or :diamond: , than some strong pair that may now look you up. I might bet fold the river, so maybe like $5 instead of potsize. If he comes over the top you are surely beaten.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Preflop: I am not really sure if it's ok to limp with such hand vs such player. Depends on his ATS.
      Flop: OK
      Turn: OK
      River: Check/Fold
    • aciddrop
      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      I will always complete this preflop in a short handed game, for 1:5. The sc is good in this spot, for me anyway.

      And I would always bet/fold the river rather than check/fold.