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NL10 SH - blind battle, turn check-raise bluff

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  • NL10 SH - blind battle, turn check-raise bluff

    Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10, $0.02 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. MP: $38.47 (384.7 bb) CO: $23.50 (235 bb) BTN: $10.20 (102 bb) SB: $16.61 (166.1 bb) Hero (BB): $10.53 (105.3 bb) Preflop: Hero is BB with T A MP folds, CO raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.20 Flop: ($0.75) J K 2 (2 players) Hero checks, CO bets $0.60, Hero calls $0.60 Turn: ($1.95) K (2 players) Hero checks, CO bets $1.40, Hero raises to $3.30, CO calls $1.90 River: ($8.55) 9 (2 players) Hero checks, CO checks Results:

    $8.55 pot ($0.38 rake) Final Board: J K 2 K 9 CO showed Q K and won $8.17 ($3.95 net) Hero showed T A and lost (-$4.22 net) [/spoiler] I check/call this flop because I have an overcard and gutter if he has the king, but I think villain cbets the flop all the time so my plan here is to float on turn. Turn pairs the board with another king, making it less likely he has one so I check again and see if I can get a free card, and when he bets again I put in a somewhat small reraise as if he doesnt have a king I think he is folding a lot, and this is also how I will play my kings a lot of the time so I think I can rep it here. When he calls I pretty much give up as Im pretty sure he has a king or fh. Also, is this a 3bet preflop? Villain steals 37% of time and folds to resteal 100% of the time so I flatted so I keep in his dominated hands, not sure if ATs is a strong enough hand for this though.

  • #2
    x/raising board pairing cards is generally not going to work (as a bluff). Especially when you effectively x/minraise.

    I would rather x/raise flop or just fold turn.


    • #3
      Hi pockettones,

      We check-called flop on KJ2 and villain continues to bet on a K. Is villain trying to get us to fold a J with total air? How does our hand look like to them when we check/call flop? I think raising turn when the board pairs will not work as a bluff because what Kx hands are we calling with preflop, calling with OTF and raising turn? AK we are probably 3betting pre, KJ we would probably raise flop, KQ still loses to KJ and AK and raising is optimistic to get called by KT/K9 so basically this does not fit a balanced line. I would prefer x/r flop with the gutshot, one over, and backdoor flush because raising the flop will give us two more streets to apply pressure on our opponent. Also what do we acheive or hope to acheive by x/calling flop?


      • #4
        Ok sounds good. I might be mistaken but if you call oop and bet turn thinking he has air is that a float, or does it have to be ip and he has to check the turn? Also, if we check-raise this flop and get called should we give up on the turn and assume he has a king>



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