[NL2-NL10] sss - delayed continuation bet

    • random3
      Joined: 21.02.2007 Posts: 119
      I thought it was a nice example so here it is. There is a straight draw possibility on board, but after they both checked 2 times I don't think we have to worry about that.

      Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $ BB (10 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: 2+2 Forums)

      UTG+2 ($1.90)
      MP1 ($9.95)
      MP2 ($11.05)
      Hero ($2.25)
      CO ($10.10)
      Button ($9.05)
      SB ($13.43)
      BB ($11.65)
      UTG ($9.55)
      UTG+1 ($2)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q:heart: , A:diamond: . SB posts a blind of $0.05.
      [color:#666666]4 folds[/color], MP2 calls $0.10, [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $0.5[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], SB (poster) calls $0.45, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], MP2 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.60) 9:heart: , J:club: , 8:spade: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      SB checks, MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($1.60) K:heart: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      SB checks, MP2 checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $0.8[/color], SB folds, MP2 folds.

      Final Pot: $2.40
  • 3 replies
    • Alaton
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,471
      It is a close spot, if they really have nothing they both need cards below the 8, which is not all that likely.
      Still the King is a perfect Scarecard here on the turn and will win the hand often enough given the action before (check check)
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      When I´m pre-flop raiser, could I make conti bet on the flop?, both players checked, so it should easy to take the pot:P You also have gutshot straight draw and two overcards so you could even go all-in when someone check-raise or calls your bet.
    • howard182
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      I think the Q outs need to be partly discounted in this case because they complete the straight draw for any T. I wouldn't say it's a truly bad flop for a continuation bet in position, but a lot of connected hands hit that flop. The OP's line is probably better though.