[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, 88 in BB, 3bet vs loose villain

    • BadeaCelRau
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
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      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 8.
      3 folds, CO raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, CO calls $0.80.

      Flop: ($2.45) 4, A, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.40, CO raises to $2.80, Hero calls $1.40.

      Turn: ($8.05) 5 (2 players)

      River: ($8.05) J (2 players)

      Final Pot: $8.05.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, ace high(8c 8d).
      CO shows two pairs, aces and fives(8s Ad).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(8c 8d).

      Villain stats in 46 hands :
      37(vpip)/24(pfr)/0(f 3bet)/50(steal)
      66(f cbet)/22(f 2nd barrel)/13(wtsd)/4.0(af)

      My first question is :
      I know I have the better had on average but how do I profit from it? :D The guy is raising loose, not folding to 3bet and has position on me.

      I still decided to raise.

      My second question is :
      If I played the hand well postflop. Should I bet/call or check/shove? I thought he might fold all Kx, Qx hands that didn't hit and I wasn't sure if he would bet them IP or not so I can profit from it. You can never trust players at this limit. On the other hand he may call me with a draw if I bet or even shove it but he would bet it in position if I check anyway.
      Now I think that check/shove is way better :/
  • 2 replies
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Badea,

      I would play check/shove here, so you give him a chance to bluff and if he checks behind it's not a big deal since your hand isn't too strong anyway and you will usually be an underdog when the money goes in on the flop.

      Though, I am not sure whether check/shove or check/call would be better on the flop. I'll leave this one open for Gerv to have a look as well.

      As for the first question, just 3-bet hard for value, but be a bit careful with card selection. Try to choose hands that have strong equity against his range and are easier to play postflop(AT+/KQ/99+). You can even consider calling mid PPs so you see the flop and keep the pot small if the flop doesn't favor you.

      Best regards,
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      With a SPR of 1 check/shoving is not really good since you dont have FEQ and your equity is floating around 35-50%

      I think if you 3bet a bit bigger preflop, you can shove the Flop potsized

      Best regards,