# [NL2-NL10] SSS NL10 - What to do if don't hit on flop.

• Bronze
Joined: 17.12.2009
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\$0.05/\$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

Known players:
MP3 = (\$4.48)
CO = (\$3.70)
BU = (\$3.70)
SB = (\$23.19)
BB = (\$12.67)
UTG1 = (\$4.26)
UTG2(Hero) = (\$2.90)
MP1 = (\$2.50)
MP2 = (\$4.14)

Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, A.
UTG1 raises to \$0.30, Hero raises to \$0.90, 7 folds, UTG1 calls \$0.60.

Flop: (\$1.95) 5, T, 3 (2 players)
UTG1 checks, Hero bets \$2.00(All-In), UTG1 calls \$2.00.

Turn: (\$5.95) J (2 players)

River: (\$5.95) 3 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$5.95.

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My question, obviously, come the flop I had nothing. But the pot was \$1.95 and I only had \$2 left. I was carrying out a bluff (as UTG showed weakness) but it was 60% of my funds so I went all-in. Was this the right course of action, or should I have just folded?
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• Bronze
Joined: 14.10.2008
I think I would check behind flop cause his range of calling 3bet is full of pocket pairs. Here contibetting is clearly ev-, according to me.

I would not invest money postflop on this kind of situation.
• Bronze
Joined: 17.12.2009
I see you're point - I have never really thought hard enough about the fact he called my raise, just that we are in the flop and I have chance to bluff. Perhaps I need to start taking these things into consideration, but his check made me think it was a sign he had nothing, and would almost certainly fold.
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
Originally posted by tigerK
Here contibetting is clearly ev-, according to me.
Could you explain why?

I would reraise a bit bigger like \$1 preflop and jam any Flop

Depending on suits because it matter is if you have A:cK and the flop is T:h5:h3

- Gerv
• Bronze
Joined: 18.12.2009
Why not reraise all-in preflop? At least that's what the chart says.
• Bronze
Joined: 14.10.2008
Originally posted by Gerv
Originally posted by tigerK
Here contibetting is clearly ev-, according to me.
Could you explain why?

I wrote a big reponse to explain my point but my laptop scratched so...I'm a bit lazy to do it again.
I would just say that your contibet is actually making fold hands you are beating, I mean Air, and that one single pair can't even think about folding on this spot (odds). Play with equilator, look at your tracker [AK tribet flop low cards cbet].

Why a contibet, so a shove flop here, would be more ev+ than a check behind ?