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[NL2-NL10] NL25 - Tiny Bluff-Catching Call on the River

    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (7 handed)

      MP2 ($58.20)
      CO ($29.85)
      Button ($0.60)
      SB ($17.55)
      Hero ($5.35)
      UTG ($43.30)
      MP1 ($21.70)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:club: , 2:heart: .
      [color:#666666]4 folds[/color], Button calls $0.25, SB completes, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.75) A:spade: , 5:club: , 8:spade: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      SB checks, Hero checks, Button checks.

      Turn: ($0.75) 8:diamond: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      SB checks, Hero checks, Button checks.

      River: ($0.75) 3:club: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      SB checks, Hero checks, [color:#CC3333]Button bets $0.35 (All-In)[/color], SB folds, Hero calls $0.35.

      Final Pot: $1.45

      This may be a stupid call, but I figured that he could be bluffing with anything since he only has $0.35 left in his stack and he is up against the blinds who have shown no strength through the hand...what's he got to lose? And it may win him a hand that he wouldn't win if he just checked and went to showdown. I figured with that logic and for only $0.35 I'd call and try to catch a bluff with K-High on an A-High board. Waste of money? It only has to work less than 33% of the time, which I figure is reasonably likely in this situation for the aforementioned reasons.

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 2 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      I like it, but only in this spot and only against this opponent.
      Its unlikely that he holds an Ace or that the 3 helped him.

      But please save your money in any other situation. ;)
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Originally posted by Berliner1982
      But please save your money in any other situation. ;)
      Oh, don't worry, I agree. My reasons for doing it here were very specific as I listed.

      Unfortunately, he had AJ...what a weird way to play the hand...especially with such an insanely short stack. Why not just push preflop when you only have $0.60??? Or at least push the flop...for only $0.35, he might have gotten the SB to call. Oh well. I still think it was an OK move in this spot.

      Thanks for confirming that for me.
      Kknight