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[NL2-NL10] NL2 thought process

    • redrawstump
      redrawstump
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244
      Hey,

      not so much interested in this exact hand as my thought processes. So:

      Preflop: Easy cold 4-bet for value. Even though I'm deeper with BTN I'm going AI pre. When he calls he has JJ+ (few combos of slow-played AA), occasional poorly played lower PP and SC (these seem to show up occasionally in these spots in NL2), and AQ+.

      Flop: I bet for value. Low flop so lots of overpairs in his range. When he shoves, I think it's for value (or maybe AcQc as a semi-bluff). Low flop makes sets unlikely. So if we were prepared to go all-in preflop and the board does not improve his relative hand strength then should this always be a snap-call? If there was a J or Q on flop I'd be bet/folding I think.

      So does this sound sensible?

      Cheers!

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players


      BTN: $2.64 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 15.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
      Hero (SB): $7.19
      BB: $1.44
      UTG: $1.86 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
      MP: $0.68 (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 15.63, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
      CO: $1.80 (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 6.45, Hands: 94)

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has K:club: K:spade:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $0.06, BTN raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.28, 2 players) 5:spade: 3:club: 2:club:
      Hero bets $0.62, BTN raises to $2.04 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.42

      Turn: ($5.36, 2 players) 8:heart:

      River: ($5.36, 2 players) 3:diamond:
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795
      Hi.

      Preflop 4bet seems really huge. I think 50 cents should suffice. I think if you have an overpair it's a really easy bet/call. Unless the board is QJX, then I would opt for a check/call instead. Having to bet/fold KK seems like a really bad idea.

      In short, on bad boards, take a c/c line instead. On a good board, bet and be EXTREMELY HAPPY to call a shove.

      Thanks.
    • redrawstump
      redrawstump
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244
      So should 2.5x be my standard 4bet sizing then if we're readless? I thought that being a little deeper I could be cheeky and raise a little more but I guess he may fold JJ and and air in his range to such a big bet.

      Thanks for the advice. As you can probably guess he had AA but I felt pretty happy making the call, just wanted to double check my thinking :)

      Cheers!
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795
      yeah that sucks - AA almost always jams it in preflop so you get coolered no matter what. I think he would have AK/QQ/JJ really often here. AK has 2 overs and a gutter so that is probably strong enough to raise (or at least he would think so).

      2.5X is usually my standard, i guess you can go slightly larger when deep but remember that villain's 3bet size is pretty huge already at 10BB and I usually make 4bets smaller than 2.5X at 100bb stack depth.