Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Texas Hold'Em Cash Games /

25NL - Bluff river spot?

Old
Default
25NL - Bluff river spot? - Mon Jul 01, 2013, 09:55 AM
(#1)
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306
Villain 23/14/2 (59)
3bet 10% (21)
Fold to cbet 67% (3)

Decided to go for a loose steal here from the BTN with T7s; looking to take down the pot quite often by a Cbet when the BB doesn't 3bet us.

Flop is a standard cbet here, and we get called. OTT we pick up FD, but I decided to check back to realize my equity and keep the pot small on a paired board incase we are not good when we do hit.

Obviously a Q is never folding to a turn bet and might raise us off our draw. I think small pocket pairs would have folded to a flop bet. So by betting turn we are looking for TT/99 or A8 to fold; and there are more Qx combos than TT/99. So I think checking turn is the optimal line.

When the river is checked to us though, do you think the K is a good card to bet to get TT/99 or A8 to fold? or do you feel we will get called more often here? Do you think a Qx or a fullhouse would've checked the river?


Last edited by geoVARTA; Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 09:57 AM..
 
Old
Default
Tue Jul 02, 2013, 03:31 AM
(#2)
GarethC23's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,273
Quote:
When the river is checked to us though, do you think the K is a good card to bet to get TT/99 or A8 to fold? or do you feel we will get called more often here? Do you think a Qx or a fullhouse would've checked the river?
Hey Geo

I think this is a great card to fire another bet. How many QX or KX can our opponent have on the river after they have checked and played their hand this way? Also, we have T high, and therefore considering a bluff is mandatory.

Basically in situations like this you can have a fairly simple calculus. You have no showdown value and a scare card. So bluff. If he looks you up with some one pair hand, that's fine, your bluff doesn't always have to work to be better than checking back with ten high.
 

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com