Was this a good bluff?

KJoKJo VermontRed Chipper Posts: 49 ✭✭
edited February 2020 in Online Poker Hands
I am still trying to determine when to bluff and when not to bluff. It is one part of my game that seems to be a leak. Any help with this will be appreciated.

NL Holdem $0.50(BB)
SB ($20.00) [VPIP: 18.8% | PFR: 15.7% | AGG: 32.8% | 3-Bet: 6.7% | Hands: 595]
BB ($50.00) [VPIP: 24.4% | PFR: 20.2% | AGG: 45.8% | 3-Bet: 11.6% | Hands: 123]
HERO ($53.42) [VPIP: 24.1% | PFR: 16.9% | AGG: 27.8% | 3-Bet: 7% | Hands: 77966]
BTN ($58.84) [VPIP: 34.3% | PFR: 20.8% | AGG: 29% | 3-Bet: 6.3% | Hands: 213]

Dealt to Hero: :6H::8H:

HERO Raises To $1.50, BTN Calls $1.50, SB Folds, BB Folds

Hero SPR on Flop: [13.85 effective]
Flop ($3.75): :2C::7D::AH:
HERO Checks, BTN Checks

Turn ($3.75)::2C: :7D::AH::5S:
HERO Bets $1.87 (Rem. Stack: 50.05), BTN Calls $1.87 (Rem. Stack: 55.47)

River ($7.49): :2C::7D::AH::5S::TH:
HERO Bets $50.05 (allin), BTN Calls $50.05 (Rem. Stack: 5.42)

BE% = Risk / (Risk + Current Pot)
BE% = $50.05/($50.05+$7.49)

This was a dumb bluff and a blunder on my part. The only thing I could be representing is a set here or two pair. Ugh...

BTN shows: :AC::Td
BTN wins: $105.59


  • NinjahNinjah Red Chipper Posts: 1,200 ✭✭✭✭
    With backdoor straight and flush draws and a flop that we have range advantage on, I'd rather cbet the flop and barrel any turn in which we pick up equity (such as this 5) and just give up on turns that we don't. On such a dry board, I would give up the river when you don't improve. It's suicidal to go nuts on this type of board with so few draws available.
  • ROI RUINERROI RUINER Red Chipper Posts: 228 ✭✭
    You have to win that pot a lot of the time to make that a profitable bluff. You’re risking $50 to win $7.

    Small sample but a 34/20 isn’t putting you on a range often. They see the A in their hand and the A on the flop and that is more than likely their level of hand reading.

    As stated above if you want to maintain the initiative you can fire the flop with 2 back doors, fire the turn if your equity improves but if you don’t get a fold on 2 barrels on a non drawy A high board then you probably aren’t to get it on the river. So go for value if you make your draw and concede the pot or bet smaller (than a jam) if you think you have fold equity for some reason.

    In a loose game with weaker players missed draws are better bluffs on boards where most high cards missed like low paired boards and low flush boards.

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