This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: NL5. 3 barrell bluff with A6s within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; No stats or reads on opponent. It is a zoom table. My thinking here was that the preflop kinda large 3 bet was just an
No stats or reads on opponent. It is a zoom table. My thinking here was that the preflop kinda large 3 bet was just an attempt to resteal with something like a suited ace or a suited connector. Based on that and the flop where I thought villain was very unlikely to have improved his hand I decided to try to make a check raise bluff on the flop. That didn't work.
Question: Should this have been an easy check fold when I didn't improve on the turn? Or is it a bet because the jack is a scare card against most suited aces and suited connectors? Did I basically play the hand horribly after the flop? To me all in bluffing on the river doesn't seem like winning play in general, but I did win this one with basically nothing.
re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: NL5. 3 barrell bluff with A6s
As others have already said, this is not a good play over time and especially on this board. Many villains arent folding if they have something and you said you dont have stats on the villain so without knowing their 3 bet frequency you could be in a lot of trouble here. If they are the type of player who 3 bets 10-11% of the time I am fine with this play (minus the board which Ill get to) but if they are a player who 3 bets 3-4% of the time then you are lighting money on fire with this play over time.
As far as the board goes and was also mentioned by others, check raising on a paired board makes little sense to me. If you had Kx in this spot why would you want to give the villain a chance to fold. If you had AA here, you would be either way ahead or way behind so you would not want to be check raising either. Maybe you check raise with something like 88-1010 to turn it into a bluff and "protect it" against over cards but I still dont even like that play. This play you made is a villain specific play and if you really dont have stats on them then I dont think you should be making it imo.