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Unibet 4NL - bet the flop as a semi bluff?
November 21, 2017
12:22 am
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Another 4NL game and we are shorthanded (only 4 active players).
I open Jd Qd from the CO and both blinds call. I have them both marked as fish/calling stations.

The flop comes 6c 9s Th and it checks to me.
My question: should I C-bet here as a semi bluff? The changes of them folding is very small and I only have Q-high…

Game #613992072: Table €4 NL – 0.02/0.04- No Limit Hold’Em – 14:39:15 2017/11/20

***Seated players ***
Seat 1: Gimbo4 (€1.75)
Seat 2: lolitagirl (€2.93)
Seat 4: Hero (€7.33)
Seat 5: sisc077 (€4.28)
Seat 6: LoveQueen (€8.20) (sitting out)

*** Blinds and button ***
sisc077 has the button
Gimbo4 posts small blind, €0.02
lolitagirl posts big blind, €0.04

*** Hole cards ***
Dealt in Gimbo4
Dealt in lolitagirl
Dealt to Hero [Jd Qd] Dealt in sisc077

*** Preflop ***
Hero raises €0 12 to €0.12
sisc077 folds
Gimbo4 calls €0.10
lolitagirl calls €0.08

*** Flop *** [6c 9s Th] Gimbo4 checks
lolitagirl checks
Hero checks

***Turn *** [6c 9s Th] [Ac] Gimbo4 checks
lolitagirl checks
Hero checks

*** River *** [6c 9s Th] [Ac] [7h] Gimbo4 bets €0.04
lolitagirl folds
Hero folds
Uncalled bet returned to Gimbo4: €0.04 Gimbo4 wins €0.35 

November 24, 2017
9:35 pm
Alton - MicroGrinder Poker
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The short answer – it depends. 

Long answer – it depends on (1) your perceived hand strength, (2) your opponents’ perceived range strength, (3) fold equity, and (4) drawing hand equity.

Against 2 calling stations – check and take a free card in position. Against fit-or-fold, semi-bluff to maximize fold equity + drawing hand equity.

As played, if you c-bet the flop you should double barrel the turn; however, since you didn’t c-bet and they both check twice, you should bet the turn.

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November 24, 2017
11:08 pm
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As these were 2 calling stations, the check and take a free card option was a good decision then.

Thanks for the answer Alton

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