[NL2] tried block bet OTR, is this reasonable?

    • LacsapR
      LacsapR
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      Joined: 14.07.2011 Posts: 44
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $1.53 (76.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.08 (104 bb)
      MP: $1.01 (50.5 bb)
      CO: $2.23 (111.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.89 (44.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :As: :Jh:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.05, BB calls $0.03

      standart open raise

      Flop: ($0.10) :5s: :9s: :Jd: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.05, BB calls $0.05

      standart c-bet, maybe could bet 8cents inseat of half pot?

      Turn: ($0.20) :7c: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, BB calls $0.14

      still standart bet, this time I go for 2/3 pot size for value

      River: ($0.48) :Kh: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, BB raises to $1.29 and is all-in, Hero folds

      bad river card! I try to get to a cheap showdown and tried a small block bet. Maybe too small? Never tried this block bet, is it reasonable?
      He shoves the river. Could that be a nice move as he saw I'm trying to get a cheap showdown? Or he hit the king or a set or 2 pair as he hase a very wide range as button caller?

      I think the fold is fine.

      Results:
      $0.64 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: :5s: :9s: :Jd: :7c: :Kh:
      Hero mucked :As: :Jh: and lost (-$0.32 net)
      BB mucked and won $0.62 ($0.30 net)
  • 2 replies
    • pdfbq
      pdfbq
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      Joined: 23.05.2008 Posts: 163
      Strange hand I think.

      This would be my play.

      Bet bigger on flop (it's really draw heavy especially SB BB wise). Then also 2/3rd pot on turn. Let him pay to draw.
      Now you can check the river and catch a bluff or bet like half pot for value or as a block bet but when he shoves I don't think you can call
    • Fanko
      Fanko
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      Joined: 24.08.2010 Posts: 1,135
      I would bet bigger on the flop, would bet the turn about 2/3 and x/fold the river, as we block a huge part of his flush draws with the ace of spades and still has QT / KJ / K:spade: x:spade: in his range.