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[NL2-NL10] slowplay on micros? or abc poker

    • shortfuse
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

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      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, K.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 4 folds, SB calls $0.18, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.44) K, A, K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.31, SB folds.

      Final Pot: $0.75.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      This probably doesn't have much to do with the stakes. A more important concern is that you have the deck utterly crushed, it's very hard for him to have the last K or one of the two remaining A. Even if he has a draw the board is paired already, he's just very unlikely to put anymore money in no matter what.

      In these situations it's ok to slowplay in position, especially against aggressive players, as their bluffs are gonna be a big part of your gains on these boards. If your opponent does in fact have Ax or Kx, you are going to hear from him on the turn when you check behind the flop, and likely get a lot of money in the pot at this time anyway.
      Sometimes they will catchup with a straight or a flush and give you action.

      If he checks the turn then bet it yourself, he might call thinking you don't have Ax nor Kx because you didn't bet the flop. If he folds to your turn bet, you likely weren't going to get money from him anyway, he just had nothing.

      Hope it helps.