Not the most elegant hand, but I’d like to share the following hand. We’re playing very deep at 500-1K - both the primary villain and I have over 300BB to start. I built a pot through aggression, and took it down with a triple-barrel bluff. This wasn’t my most profitable hand of the night - ended up walking off the table with over 700BB after buying in for 125BB - but I think it was my most fun one.
Facing a call from UTG+1 8-handed, I open Q T to 4.5K. The CO and BTN called behind, as did the SB and UTG players. We’re going five ways to the flop, with a pot of 23.5K.
The flop, K J 5 , gave me an OESD to the nuts on both sides. It checked to me, and I bet 16K, about 2/3 pot. CU folds, BTN calls, and SB and UTG both fold.
3 falls on the turn, bringing backdoor flush potential. We’re now heads up with a pot of 55.5K. I fire 35.3K, again around 2/3 pot. Villain on the button calls.
The river brings 4 . This is a great river to bluff. I hold one of the worst hands I could have in this spot, with no showdown value. The club flush missed, but I don’t block that at all. A backdoor spade flush could have come in, I don’t block the villain from having spade blockers himself, and he probably would have folded a naked (no pairs or decent straight draws) backdoor flush draw on the flop. I check my huevos, take a deep breath, and throw another 85K into the middle. venotrain folds, the bluff gets through, and I collect a very healthy, 126K pot - showing the bluff, of course. If you’re reading this, venotrain, I would love to know what you had.
It’s rare on this site to see a triple-barrel bluff, and even rarer to have it actually work. Interested to see what you guys think of this hand. Thoughts on my hand selection? Should I have used different sizing on any of the streets?