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KQo wet board - Sat Feb 15, 2014, 05:22 PM
eaSy_pOke117's Avatar
Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 57
Is this hand well played? Is it possible he could be leading turn with a set? Can I turn my hand into a bluff on the river?

Villain 30/20 114 hands

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 08:46 PM
Shodan388's Avatar
Since: Sep 2011
Posts: 75
I think your bet sizing pre-flop is fine; I tend to make it around from the cut-off or btn, but 2. is fine. I like the bet on the flop, as you have top pair and a gut shot. I think I may have still called the bet on the turn, but folded on the river - both as you did. My thinking is that he either had a flush or a set. I think you played it fine.

Edit : as mentioned below, do not bluff at these stakes. I will add (though I don't think it will much difference in relation to this hand), that you might like to increase the bet size a little more on the flop...say around to two thirds / seventy percent.

Last edited by Shodan388; Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM..
Sat Feb 15, 2014, 09:09 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
Looks like short handed regular table 2c/5c 6max with villain in the bb. Thinking wider ranges here. Nothing you can do apart from - don't turn your hand into a bluff in this spot.

You raise pre and get called, cbet called again. Then villain donks to a 2 flush board and you may be beat on flop. These stakes are trap happy (we may raise flop set, or sometimes a semi-bluff) but here we get a message on the turn.

The only thing I may do is raise the turn bet. But that may be throwing good money after bad - and still get called. Then face a horrible barrel card on the river.
Sun Feb 16, 2014, 01:19 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
If you were to turn a hand into a bluff KQ with a diamond would be a pretty good candidate to do so. We have blockers to a straight and the nut flush.

Maybe at higher limits this would be more effective, where villains would bet/fold straights and two pairs.

At 5nl I think you don't have enough fold equity.

Don't call river. It'd be a losing call.
Sun Feb 16, 2014, 04:06 PM
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Hi eaSy,

Play seems fine to me. He's showing decent strength, but maybe a spade draw as well (but the nut spade draw gets there too with the ace).

Please don't ever turn this into a bluff at 5NL... we would be targeting at worst AsXs to fold and trying to get players off top pair+ at these stakes is lighting money on fire.

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