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2nl zoom how is my semibluff?

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  • 2nl zoom how is my semibluff?

    villain 13/11 wtsd 24; 1k+ hands 1. Is it ok to call that cbet with (do we call this gutshots too?) + backdoor flush 2. Is my bluff sizing ok and was it worth it to bluff in general?

  • #2

    Yes its ok to call the cbet.

    On the turn, are you willing to fold so much equity to a shove or getting it in with your draw? If he shoves you need 30% to call and vs AK you have 27%eq but when he shoves he is going to have better hands than that, worst case scenario vs a made flush you have 15% eq. IMO call if you don't improve you can try to bluff him on the river, but since its 2nl I wouldn't.

    If you were OOP I would like this play more. Since it balances the times you actually have a big hand and CR turn to get it on river. And IP by just calling you balance the times you slowplay turn and shove river with a flush.


    • #3
      I actually liked the way you played the hand in all aspects.

      This is a great spot to bluff OTT. Villain seems very TAGgy and knows where the fold button is. In fact this is now a semi-bluff since you have a decent amount of equity if he decides to call.

      The only one pair hand that villain is calling with is AK. You will get him to fold anything worse on such a scary board.


      • #4
        Hi Praydk!

        I would often 3bet AQo preflop in this spot, but call with AQs. Calling is fine though. Calling the c-bet is fine too. You have many ways to improve on later streets and this villain is probably c-betting quite often.

        I think CaRLos describes the turn quite well. You are turning your hand into a semi-bluff. I prefer flatting again since you have so many outs. You don't want to risk being forced to fold. And, you might win another bet on the river from the villain. You can still bluff on missed rivers if he checks to you.

        As played, your turn raise size looks good and your line does a great job repping a flush. So, your semi-bluff will work a high % of the time against this villain. The problem is that I don't see the villain calling with any hands you are beating. He is either going to 3bet putting you in a bad spot, or fold. By calling you limit your potential losses and improve your potential winnings.

        GL and have fun at the tables!

        Roland GTX



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