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[NL2] (FR) AQs - board connection and cbet

    • pguest
      pguest
      Silver
      Joined: 01.04.2009 Posts: 1,778
      $0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players

      UTG: 102.5 BB (VPIP: 18.64, PFR: 2.74, 3Bet Preflop: 2.90, Hands: 222)
      UTG+1: 66.5 BB (VPIP: 37.25, PFR: 13.41, 3Bet Preflop: 0.56, Hands: 517)
      MP: 95 BB (VPIP: 23.47, PFR: 10.20, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 98)
      Hero (CO): 115.5 BB
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 47)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.51, PFR: 9.77, 3Bet Preflop: 5.08, Hands: 538)
      BB: 117.5 BB (VPIP: 52.27, PFR: 18.18, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 44)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:spade: A:spade:
      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls 2 BB
      Thoughts:
      I hadn't seen the limper (HUD trial message was over him) or I would've raised to 4BB. So, he got a good price for his trash-to-speculative hand


      Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) 7:heart: J:spade: 5:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 4.5 BB, fold

      Hero wins 7.5 BB


      Coming from FL, where we c-bet anything in a flop against 1 to 2 opponents (100%!), I usually don't know when to c-bet for pure bluff in NL FR cash.
      I mean, here, I have overcards and a bd fd to the nuts, but I didn't plan for the next betting rounds, when I cbet'ed.
      What if the limper had raised me or called me and the turn were a blank? What if it were Q:heart: ?

      Sometimes, I think I'm just burning money in some c-bets against 1 to 2 players, even when I'm in position...
      Against 1 to 2 opponents that would actually fold (not against some calling stations or players with less than 50% of fold to cbet), whenever I'm in position and my hand connects somehow to the board, should I be inclined to c-bet?

      Thanks!
  • 1 reply
    • la55i
      la55i
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,917
      This is quite standard cbet IP. And my experience on limp callers is that they like to play fit or fold postflop so cbetting pretty much anything should be profitable. If the guy raises you I would fold. If you improve OTT somehow you can continue betting. I wouldn't be that worried about hearts so I would bet again (he might have opened a draw, we need protection and can still get value). Then you can check behind OTR. If it is a blank you don't have to continue betting.