[NL2-NL10] MP on 3bet pot

    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
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      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($14.73)
      BB ($8.30)
      UTG ($10.50)
      UTG+1 ($23.56)
      UTG+2 ($3.95)
      MP1 ($10.15)
      Hero ($3.91)
      CO ($12.58)
      BTN ($11.86)

      Dealt to Hero Q:spade: Q:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.20, UTG+2 calls $0.20, fold, Hero raises to $0.80, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.60, fold

      FLOP ($1.95) 2:spade: A:diamond: 4:spade:

      UTG+1 checks, Hero ?

      Hey, :)

      Villain is unknown with 25/17(13hands)
      cbet or cb on Flop?

      Thanks
  • 6 replies
    • marlonmlk
      marlonmlk
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      Judging by his stack size and 3bet call.

      The villain probably have something like A8s-AJ or a pocket pair like 88-TT. If the player is regular, he probably would re-raise better hands like AQ+.

      This is a tough decision, tough, if you check you're givin' away the pot. I always cbet to see where I am. If he calls, we might get a free card on turn, but if he re-raise your cbet I instant fold lol.

      If we don't improve, the river is c/f imo.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Hey JHTAN,

      I would check this behind. He is never folding a better hand(except KK and even this isn't sure) and he is never calling a worse, so this all makes a c-bet useless in this case specially considering this is a clear way ahead/way behind spot.

      After the check behind you have to decide what to do on the turn based on his action, but you are pretty crushed by his range so I would lean towards c/f.

      Best regards,
      burek2000
    • JHTAN
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      Hey burek,

      How do you balance your cb range and cbet range on this spot?
      I mean it is very readable that is cb=MP like JJ,QQ,KK and cbet=Ax.
      Although, balancing is not important in micro limit but I just curious about it.

      Thanks.
    • Gerv
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      I advice you not to be curious about it because you will be overthinking your hand which results in you burning money without a good reason at all.

      Practically if you want to get an answer on your question, you basically answered it yourself if you think abit actively about it:


      How do you balance your cb range and cbet range on this spot?
      I mean it is very readable that is cb=MP like JJ,QQ,KK and cbet=Ax.

      - Gerv
    • JHTAN
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      My answer is always cbet. :D
      If you don't want to answer this question then just forget it ;)
    • Gerv
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      No you always check back because the money goes in on 2 streets anyway so it is either FLop+Turn, or FLop+River or Turn+River

      Best regards,
      Gerv