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[NL2-NL10] quads re-raise on turn, or should have called?

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

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3, 3.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.20, SB folds, Hero calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.42) 9, 3, 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.92) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.60, Hero raises to $1.50, BU folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.52.
  • 2 replies
    • harleytopper
      Joined: 28.09.2007 Posts: 680
      If opponent is agressive/bluffy you can try to donkbet like half pot turn to induce bluffraise. But as standart I think you can't do much, he most likely will fold to any agression on this board without strong holding.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      At small stakes we could give more credit to villain for valuebetting again a hand like A9/TT+ on the river, as well as firing the 3rd barrel sometimes, but at nl5 what is most likely to happen is him checking behind the river, so we have to either check/raise the turn or check/call the turn and donkbet the river.

      Quite frankly given that it's so hard for him to have anything in that BUvsBB spot on a dry board and that a turn check/raise looks so damn strong to what looks like a tag villain, I think check/calling the turn and donking the river is more likely to get curiosity call from what probably is a good but not great hand. That way he knows exactly what price he has to pay to see a showdown, instead of having to wonder whether or not you'll still jam the river in his face when he calls a turn check/raise. This implied threat is called leverage, and we're essentially trying to "un-leverage" our play here against a range that probably can't stand a strong line. If we're wrong and he happens to have 99/88 we will cooler him anyway as he will shove the river.

      Hope it helps.