[NL2-NL10] calling 3bet pf from shortstack

    • acceleration123
      acceleration123
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 5,312
      I am not sure if my call PF was ok.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $4.54
      UTG2:
      $3.60
      MP1:
      $2.84
      MP2:
      $10.89
      MP3:
      $4.12
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $4.01
      SB:
      $5.42


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with A, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.16, 4 folds, CO raises to $0.50, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.34.

      Flop: ($1.06) T, A, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, CO folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.06.

      He is short, so I can´t take much from him after the flop. On the other hand, his range to pf 3bet is wider since he is shortstack, isn´t it ? I believe he, in fact, could have any pocket pair 88+.

      About the bet on the flop - If I didn´t bet here, how would I know if I am ahead or behind if he would continue with aggresion ? He could have AK too.

      What´s your opinion ?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello acceleration123,

      Since he is short and you didn't say anything about his playstyle, I'd rather just fold it if he is tighter guy, against a maniac just ship directly preflop. Also by calling we just don't play profitable such hands.

      Otherwise Betting the flop doesn't achieve anything, he wont Call with worse. Rather Check and hope to get shoved by him or just Bet yourself on turn.

      Best regards.