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Reasonable Bluff Line?

29 June 2017 - 05:46 PM

I have had trouble picking spots to bluff in. This looks like a reasonable spot to rep a straight.


Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

CO (CO): 75.84 BB (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
BTN (BTN): 363.56 BB (VPIP: 21.51, PFR: 18.28, 3Bet Preflop: 9.46, Hands: 191)
SB (SB): 62.88 BB (VPIP: 18.25, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 5.15, Hands: 1,284)
Hero (BB): 131 BB
UTG (UTG): 105.92 BB (VPIP: 26.25, PFR: 21.87, 3Bet Preflop: 8.83, Hands: 1,509)
MP (MP): 72.68 BB (VPIP: 22.73, PFR: 11.36, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 46)

SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Dealt to Hero:
:10d :jc

UTG raises to 2.4 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1.4 BB

Flop (5.2 BB, 2 players):
:2s :10s :9d

Hero checks, UTG bets 3.24 BB, Hero calls 3.24 BB

Turn (11.68 BB, 2 players):

Hero checks, UTG bets 6.48 BB, Hero raises to 24.52 BB, UTG calls 18.04 BB

River (60.72 BB, 2 players):

Hero bets 28.84 BB

Upswing Poker

26 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

So after a long break from playing online (black friday essentially) I have decided to try to play and to play more seriously than I did prior. I have mostly been a recreational player. I play 3 to 4 times a month live at my local casino, and have played the occasional small buy in tourny (up to $300 buyin). When I played online I never used a Hud, and stayed away from a lot of no limit online since I felt that I was at a disadvantage to players who used a HUD. Even today I still play more O8B than NL holdem when I play live, simply because the players at my local casino are so bad at omaha 8.

For a variety of reasons I find myself having the time to play more online poker. I set up an account at ACR and made a deposit. I decided this time I want to play 6 handed no limit, and mutitable. I have been playing 25 NL 4 tables, and I am using a HUD. I played about 4k hands and was up $25. So I decided to read some articles by Doug Polk, and others, and try to switch up my play. I quickly burned through $200 in about 500 hands.

So the question I have, does anyway have any history with how Doug's system works and if it is really a winning system? Is it worth the pain as I attempt to learn to play his style?

I know this a non-specific post, but I would say that typically I have a played an aggressive position focused style. Doug's system has me defending the blinds more and checking back the flop when in position in spots where I wouldn't normally do these things. This is making it harder for me to put people on hands in later streets and I am making bigger dollar mistakes later in the hand. (bluffing into the nuts, hero calling when I shouldn't, etc.)