[NL2-NL10] NL2 Whiffed Flop BUT Against a Shortstack

    • fryandspicy
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.87 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:spade:
      UTG1 calls $0.02, 7 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, UTG1 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.21) 8:diamond: , Q:heart: , 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.90 (All-In), UTG1 raises to $0.56 (All-In).

      Turn: ($2.67) 8:club:
      River: ($2.67) J:spade: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $2.67

      Maybe his stack is big enough for me to just cbet here, but i was worried that he'd push against any flop. Is this a legitimate worry? Should i be changing my play against a guy with this sized stack? What is the cutoff if there is a different plan against shortstacks?

      I thought after the hand that rather than pushing into a shorty on boards like these, I should let them bluff their stacks into me instead (as by pushing myself i fold out all his bluffs). Would check-calling be a better line? Or bet-calling? Or even check-folding or bet-folding? It's quite possible that i'm trying to apply tournament concepts to ring games. Help someone?!
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