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[NL2-NL10] 66, Paired Board

    • Joshquan
      Joshquan
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2009 Posts: 479
      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      SB = ($10.00)
      BB = ($18.60)
      MP2 = ($6.71)
      MP3 = ($11.37)
      CO = ($10.25)
      BU(Hero) = ($19.62)


      Preflop: Hero is BU with 6, 6.
      MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 raises to $0.4, CO folds, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.35) J, 4, 4 (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.96, Hero raises to $2.58, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $6.77, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.89.

      I thought I'd be ahead quite allot here on the flop, is the raise okay?
  • 3 replies
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Raising is not very good because it looks so bluffy - would you ever raise a 4 or JJ here? (not mention ever having JJ here ;) ). It's much better here to just call his cbet in position and see a turn. If he checks then you can bet (this is called floating). We're betting then to protect against 6 outers and also try to bluff him off a better pocket like TT-77. Floating is essentially a bluff.
    • Joshquan
      Joshquan
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2009 Posts: 479
      How is floating a bluff in this situation as I think I am ahead 70-80%?
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      In this special situation it is a sort of mix between bluff, protection, and perhaps value bet. It is mostly a protection bet because he often has 6 outs and you don't want to have to call a bet off him on the river when he hits (because you do if you just cb turn). It is a valuebet because sometimes he will call you with A high. And lastly it's a bluff because he might fold a better pocket hand (if he's weak which most people are with just 1 overcard and being bet into)