NL2 simple question [Small pairs]

  • 3 replies
    • Wurble
      Wurble
      Silver
      Joined: 04.04.2009 Posts: 456
      I'm 3-betting because most of the time villain is folding but calling for set value is ok too I think. I'm pretty sure that 3-betting is more profitable than calling because more often than not, even if you hit your set villain is only holding a marginal hand so is unlikely to pay you off.
    • FaulV16ke
      FaulV16ke
      Silver
      Joined: 15.07.2009 Posts: 898
      It depends on your opponent. If you think he's folding on your 3-bet often then it's ok to 3-bet I suppose, but you will seldomly find an opponent who folds to your 3bet on NL2. If he calls you are in unpleasant situation out of position with a hand that misses the flop most of the time.
      That's why I suggest calling. If his stack is big enough you can play for set odds and bad players will pay you off often enough. If he's shortstack you should probably consider folding your small pair.
    • Wurble
      Wurble
      Silver
      Joined: 04.04.2009 Posts: 456
      Originally posted by FaulV16ke
      you will seldomly find an opponent who folds to your 3bet on NL2.
      Perhaps it's different on other sites but on stars this isn't true.

      Even if your 3-bet is called you still have initiative and can take most flops HU with a c-bet.