[NL20-NL50] KQo BB - 2pair

    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $26.13
      CO:
      $10.84
      BU:
      $18.20

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:spade: , Q:club:
      5 folds, CO calls $0.20, BU calls $0.20, SB folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.70) K:club: , 7:club: , 6:heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, CO calls $0.50, BU folds.

      Turn: ($1.70) Q:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.60, CO calls $1.60.

      River: ($4.90) 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.60...

      Final Pot: $8.10

      blockbet ok on river?
  • 7 replies
    • maya1984
      maya1984
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      yep, I would make it a little bigger ~ 2.5$. This small bet might induce a bluff.
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
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      Originally posted by maya1984
      yep, I would make it a little bigger ~ 2.5$. This small bet might induce a bluff.
      I just read gold article on blockbets, it says 1/3 pot (normal bet is 1/2pot to full pot)
    • maya1984
      maya1984
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      All the facts that you read are not rules that are written on stone. they are recommendations on to a winning strategy.
      The article suggest an optimal size of a blocker bet. An optimal value is usually somewhere around 1/3-1/2. The point is that you can't use a thumb rule which will always be correct. There are so many variables which influence our decisions in poker.
      If writing such thumb rules were such an easy task we all would be wining players.

      In this hand, betting 1/3 bet is just losing value cause whatever calling 1/3 bet of this 5$ pot will call 1/2 bet + the number of times 1/3 bet will induce a bluff is bigger then the number of times a 1/2 bet will induce a bluff.
    • caltabiano
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      I'd probably raise pre-flop versus these guys. You'll often be isolated vs CO fish. BU is pretty tight, but his lack of aggression pre flop means weakness.

      As played, I'm no blockbetting, I'm valuebetting. This guy is gonna call with so much crap.. Against these people it's 3 streets of value with 2 pair =)
    • maya1984
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      Originally posted by caltabiano
      As played, I'm no blockbetting, I'm valuebetting. This guy is gonna call with so much crap.. Against these people it's 3 streets of value with 2 pair =)
      When you block-bet you are getting value from worser hands so the block bet actually includes a value-bet.
    • MaestroOfZerg
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      Semantics :)

      Pot flop pot turn 2/3 river for pure value, if he raises it sucks but he could still do that with Kx or worse 2 pairs so i'm not folding, thus it's not a blockbet.
    • Bierbaer
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      Raise preflop.

      As played nh. I think the blockbet- size on the river is good because i'd expect to be beaten relatively often.