[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH AT bluffing

    • kwedaras
      Joined: 09.05.2009 Posts: 104
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      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T:heart: , A:heart:
      MP3 raises to $0,16, CO calls $0,16, BU folds, SB calls $0,14, Hero calls $0,12.

      Flop: ($0,64) 9:heart: , 2:diamond: , 6:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP3 bets $0,45, CO calls $0,45, SB folds, Hero calls $0,45.

      Turn: ($1,99) 5:club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1,42, CO folds, Hero calls $1,42.

      River: ($4,83) 7:club: (2 players)
      Hero raises $2,97 (All-In), MP3 calls $2,97.

      Final Pot: $10,77

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows high card ace with ten kicker (Th Ah)
      MP3 shows a pair of queens (Qh Qs)

      MP3 wins with a pair of queens (Qh Qs)

      i put him on overpair and thought, it might be a very scary board for him to call. indeed he requested time etc, but called. good move or bad ?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Your hand is strong enough to take a more aggressive approach here. You can show insane strength by just check/raising the flop over MP3 c-bet and the coldcaller, they'll both be hard pressed to continue with anything.

      Leading out and 3betting over any raise is also an option, especially if you think nobody behind you will bet at this 4way flop. You have good equity against almost anything to go broke and use fold equity to fold out many hands that are actually ahead of you.

      As played i don't think you should bluff the river, you are representing exactly a missed draw or some weirdly slowplayed set, given the odds MP3 is getting and the fact that he obviously liked his hand up until the river, he will probably look you up very light.

      Hope it helps.