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5NL - bet flop, check turn, bet river line - Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:46 AM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
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What do you think of the line I took in this 3bet pot with TPTK?

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I bet flop for value and decide to check turn for two reasons:
1. induce a bet OTT and I c/r shove
2. I don't think I can get 3 streets of value from worse; so I check turn with intention to bet river to keep hands like QQ/JJ/TT in

Do you think c/shoving turn is profitable? and do you see any missed value by checking turn in this spot?

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi geo,

V1 is unknown but what about V5? I will assume fishy since he's open limping, you might consider not 3-betting a fish out of the pot here.

As played I think your post flop line is good. Without reads we can't expect 3 streets of value from worse like you said, so checking the turn makes the most sense to me, it should induce call downs from pocket pairs for a 2nd street of value on the river from them, and allows him to pull the trigger on any light floats getting us extra value from those too. I think checking the turn is better than checking the flop, as the preflop 3-bettor we'd be expected to c-bet a dry K high board when we don't like it as it's a good board to rep, so checking may look too fishy like a slow play.

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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 04:34 PM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
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Hi Dave,

In case he bet turn after we check, we go over the top right?

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