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Good spot to turn made hand into bluff?

Local 2-5 500nl at casino

Hero has 77 in OTB 800 deep.

Looser random player makes it 20 to go in MP with 2k back, hero calls, BB calls with 600 back.

Flop comes J56 rainbow. BB checks, original raiser checks, Hero bets 40 for equity protection.

BB calls, original raiser folds.

Put his range on J9 and above, 88, 99, 10,10 and some straight draws.

Turn is a K.

He checks, Hero decides to turn made hand into bluff and bets 90.

Wondering if this is a good spot to turn my hand into a bluff or should I just check turn because I might have the best hand some of the time against draws.?

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  • uWannaChop Posts: 37Subscriber
    Forgot to add my image is a winning reg, on the tighter side pre-flop. But these players were randoms that I don't think they have much image built up yet.
  • dpbuckdpbuck Posts: 1,977SubscriberProfessional
    I don't hate it at all, though you may need to triple on the river. I'm not a huge fan of trying to bluff randoms, but if ever there were a spot to do it, this is probably it.
  • OminousCowOminousCow Posts: 702Subscriber
    You block a lot of the draws, so you can significantly discount those. Is BB likely to fold Jx to one bet here? If not you either need to fire twice here or just give up.

    If the villain will fold Jx a ton to two bets, then betting twice here with 77 is OK. Note however that in a vacuum, there are a lot of better hands to double barrel with since 77 has almost no equity against his turn calling hands and blocks the hands that you want to be there. For instance, I would much rather have ATo here than 77.
  • uWannaChop Posts: 37Subscriber
    Im thinking the best hand villain would fold would probably be J10, and he would call with anything better. Plan was to bet again on the river if he called unless the river was a Jack 5 or 6.

    Is this thinking flawed?
  • OminousCowOminousCow Posts: 702Subscriber
    uWannaChop said:
    Im thinking the best hand villain would fold would probably be J10, and he would call with anything better. Plan was to bet again on the river if he called unless the river was a Jack 5 or 6.

    Is this thinking flawed?
    Seems OK. As I said though, as a vacuum play (i.e. readless), I would prefer to have a hand that needs to bluff more and has better equity when called. You don't have an understanding of the villain's tendencies right? Do you expect him to over- or under-fold here?
  • Floyd Posts: 160Subscriber
    When you bet the turn your definately getting called by JT+ but I don't hate the play at all, but you are going to have to fire twice. I like turning this hand into a bluff here as you get quite a few hands that are beating you to fold and hopefully he folds out most J's to a river bet.
  • Floyd Posts: 160Subscriber
    I think you should also fire the river on any card that is not a J. a 5 or 6 doesn't seem like a bad card to continue bluffing here.
    The only hand a 5 or 6 completes that he can call the turn is 65 and that isn't in his range. I'd be a lot more worried about a Q or T coming down on river
  • Floyd Posts: 160Subscriber
    Or an Ace
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