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Concept of the Week 1: Check-raising as a bluff

Stakes: Micro · Game: NLHE Cash - full ring · Topics Covered: raising cbets, check-raising
Jack discuss check-raising the flop as a bluff, why it can be very effective and the type of opponents it can be most effective against
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Rob Anderson (Doboy50) · Join Date: 2 May, 2011 · Number of posts: 3 25 Jul, 2011
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Def enjoyed the theories and format of the vid.
Jack Wilcox (Hoodlincs) · Join Date: 16 Feb, 2011 · Number of posts: 253 25 Jul, 2011
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at micro/ low stakes, i think vs a straight forward player his range is going to be too strong to make me want to fire many/ any turns tbh. the profitability comes from him folding the flop way too much. this goes for other dry boards too like TT4 or K62 etc.

if you are playing someone better who pot controls A high there and calls the check-raise with 67 on J63, then you will need to start barreling but you shouldnt really be check-raising him anyway because there are just significantly better targets to do it against.
Oliver Klozoff (OliverKlozoff) · Join Date: 15 May, 2011 · Number of posts: 2 23 Jul, 2011
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:)
lee smart (pokerhat) · Join Date: 28 Feb, 2011 · Number of posts: 2 23 Jul, 2011
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Jack , if you cr as a bluff on the j63r board are there any cards/reasons for you to fire turn as a 'bluff' (ignoring if we pick up more equity) i.e would you follow up if ace hits (or is this irrelavant if we have him on strong range).
maybe metagame or our image may make you more likely to fire again....if you ever do fire turn what circumstances are you shoving rivers or slowing ..realise its situation dependant but obviously if we start to cr lots of flops then regs will adjust eventually (perhaps!)
Jack Wilcox (Hoodlincs) · Join Date: 16 Feb, 2011 · Number of posts: 253 21 Jul, 2011
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yeah 100%, when you think someones preflop calling range, and then take 5% of that... its super small range of hands.

obviously if i only had like 100 hands and he was a reg id pay no attention to it, but assuming the 5% c/r stat is long term then yes
steven thompson (fifty_fiftys) · Join Date: 13 Apr, 2011 · Number of posts: 0 20 Jul, 2011
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Interesting comment towards end of the vid. Are you really bet folding Aces when you check out their hud and they have 5% raise flop c bet on j 6 3 flop if ?
Johnathan Chan (CHUNDOI/THATSSOSICK) · Join Date: 24 Feb, 2011 · Number of posts: 103 19 Jul, 2011
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great vid. definitely do more of these.
Huy ! (j10s) · Join Date: 25 Feb, 2011 · Number of posts: 28 19 Jul, 2011
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