[NL2-NL10] NL 25 - Pushing with middle pair to potential bluff

    • Ohmu
      Ohmu
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      The following hand:

      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      CO:
      $5.71
      BB:
      $4.73
      MP1:
      $22.47
      Hero:
      $5.50
      SB:
      $5.89
      MP3:
      $6.12
      BU:
      $4.97
      UTG+2:
      $9.75

      0.10/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 9:club: , 9:spade:
      UTG+2 calls $0.25, MP1 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.50, 6 folds, MP1 calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($3.60) 2:club: , 8:diamond: , J:spade: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $1.75, Hero raises to $4.00 (All-In), MP1 calls $2.25.

        Pushing because not buying the raise, is it justified? Or a critical error?

      Turn: ($11.60) J:heart:
      River: ($11.60) 6:spade:


      Final Pot: $11.60
  • 4 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Hmm the only drawing hand I see him donking here is T9, but its unlikely since we hold two of them. He could donk with any made hand (pocket pair or a set now) or a Jack here, maybe an Overpair, because he will often assume that you have Overcards. But since their are so many Cards you do not want to see on the Turn and River (any Overcard) I would fold here against Unknown.

      If you know that your Opponent would also do that win low Pocket Pairs or e.g. A4 I like your push, otherwise its better to fold here.
    • Ohmu
      Ohmu
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      Normaly I would have folded, but his play was suspicious, thus made me belive he was bluffing and going all-in to make the most of it.
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Pushing all-in does not mean a bluff. A lot of players like to do that on the River with a monster as well or at least with a hand that most of the times is way ahead of yours.
    • Ohmu
      Ohmu
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      Joined: 28.01.2007 Posts: 231
      Originally posted by Berliner1982
      Pushing all-in does not mean a bluff. A lot of players like to do that on the River with a monster as well or at least with a hand that most of the times is way ahead of yours.
      Umm.. I was 90% sure he was bluffing, so I pushed all-in. He didn't do that.