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[NL20-NL50] NL25 - 99 (semi)bluff

    • StaticMoth
      StaticMoth
      Silver
      Joined: 22.05.2009 Posts: 2,642
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $24.65
      BU:
      $28.65
      SB:
      $25.00
      BB:
      $42.64
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $26.91
      UTG2:
      $7.05
      MP1:
      $23.20
      MP2:
      $35.10
      MP3:
      $23.96


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with 9, 9.
      Hero raises to $1.00, 7 folds, BB calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2.1) 8, 5, Q (2 players)
      BB bets $2.10, Hero calls $2.10.

      Turn: ($6.3) T (2 players)
      BB bets $6.30, Hero raises to $23.81(All-In), BB calls $17.51.

      River: ($53.92) A (2 players)


      Final Pot: $53.92.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of nines(9d 9c).
      BB shows two pairs, queens and fives(5d Qd).

      BB wins with two pairs, queens and fives(5d Qd).


      Today I learned the hard way that you cannot (semi)bluff @ NL25 :f_biggrin:

      I semibluffed spots like this today and got called by marginal hands without improving ... and I also got it in with the nuts and they'd still call with TPTK on the flop :f_biggrin:

      Anyways ... Can there be any realistic/reasonable arguments for my play or am I just as bad of a donk? :f_biggrin:

      Felt like he had a queen there, but shoved there thinking I'd have some fold equity and a gutshot+FD in my back pocket ...
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      when players pot the flop and turn then they likely have the nuts or they want to protect their hand, so I think fold is likely better than shove
      He is not b/f there and you´re not often ahead to shove for value