[NL2-NL10] betting size

    • JHTAN
      Joined: 10.07.2010 Posts: 1,331
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      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($4.22)
      BB ($8.53)
      UTG ($10.05)
      UTG+1 ($11.46)
      UTG+2 ($12.62)
      MP1 ($8.88)
      MP2 ($10.05)
      CO ($11.46)
      BTN ($8.44)

      Dealt to Hero Q:diamond: A:club:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.20, fold, fold, BTN calls $0.20, Hero raises to $0.90, fold, MP1 calls $0.70, BTN calls $0.70

      FLOP ($2.80) T:spade: 3:diamond: 2:diamond:

      Hero checks, MP1 checks, BTN checks

      TURN ($2.80) T:spade: 3:diamond: 2:diamond: Q:spade:

      Hero bets $3.32 (AI), MP1 folds, BTN calls $3.32

      RIVER ($9.44) T:spade: 3:diamond: 2:diamond: Q:spade: T:heart:

      Hi, :)

      On the Turn, the pot size is $2.80 and I have $3.32.
      If I bet 2/3 pot that is $1.87 which is more than half of my stack.
      So, I go all in. Is that fine?
  • 2 replies
    • mineriva
      Joined: 30.04.2008 Posts: 913
      This is an interesting question.

      The problem I have found in 3bet pots is that we almost always commited and for a long time I also played ship or fold postflop. See the one example I posted.

      After some thought I decided to bet less in 3bet pots. The point is that we have shown so much strengh with our 3bet that a 1/2 pot size bet has the same fold equity as a 2/3 pot size bet. If we get called it is still easy to get the rest in if we want. On the other hand there is less need for protection because it is less likely that villian is on a flush or straight draw because hands like 89s probably did not call the 3bet. If vilian is on a draw it is probably FD+overcards or gutshot.

      That just my 2c.

      I would love to see comments on it.
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I bet $1.5 on the Turn or check/shove the Turn but shipping this Turn just looks ridiculously strong --> a lot of FEQ you do not want. It's still +EV but severely less than betting smaller

      Best regards,