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[NL2-NL10] playing for a draw

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BU calls $0.40, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) 4, 5, T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.55) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, BU calls $0.70.

      River: ($2.95) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      Final Pot: $2.95.
  • 3 replies
    • soonish
      Joined: 28.06.2008 Posts: 102
      What is your image? And villain image?
      If you were thinking at bluffing him off on the turn, i think a check raise was more appropriate. It s a much stronger move, and if he check back you ve got a free card.
    • STR82ACE
      Joined: 01.10.2008 Posts: 389
      Cbet flop. As played, c/r. His bet is too small, put him to the test.
      If you're trying to win this on the turn, you need to go at least 2/3 to 3/4 pot.
      Just too much weakness in this hand.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Depends on BU's style. I don't think people abuse in position raises all that much at nl10, so i'm fine usually just c-bet/folding that flop. If he just calls he has Tx, a random weak pair or some weak draw, kinda good time to fire high carded turns.

      Basically don't start checking to people when you have initiative if you don't know what to expect from them. If you've noticed he's bluffing a lot when checked to check/calling is fine. If you've noticed he's bluff-raising c-bets a lot and you want to fold what is likely to be the best hand, then fine check/call. Otherwise, don't start making weird plays when you lack the required knowledge of your opponent to do it right.

      Hope it helps.