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[NL20-NL50] Top 2 limped pot

    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($38.95)
      Hero ($76.41)
      CO ($19)
      BTN ($73.65)

      Dealt to Hero J:club: Q:diamond:

      fold, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, Hero checks

      FLOP ($1.50) J:spade: Q:heart: T:spade:

      SB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $3, BTN calls $3, SB folds

      TURN ($8) J:spade: Q:heart: T:spade: T:club:

      Hero bets $5, BTN raises to $15, Hero folds

      BTN wins $17.10

      Villain played 65/7/2. He liked to bluff when checked to. And he had been doing that a lot against me. I hadn't seen him raising as a bluff yet though.

      What do you do here?
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Curse the poker gods and muck it ? I don't think it's worth risking 150bb out of position, even with your history this doesn't really fit this guy's pattern for bluffing, nobody showed weakness, you bet into him twice. He might have a made straight he didn't feel like 3betting on the flop, he might have Tx which he likely would play exactly like that.

      Of course he might have worse hands but unless he's peeling every flop he has to have something on that scary board to continue to a raise. If you're willing to wager around 80bb on him bluffing then you can call, but you have to check/call the river because bluffy guys usually can't help themselves, his bluff range won't change between his turn raise and his river bet. If anything, his valuebetting range might shrink on a cooler card.

      Hope it helps.
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Forgot to curse the poker gods =/ I'll do it now :D