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[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, AK in MP2, threeway and missed flop

    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
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      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):
      $3.92
      MP3:
      $9.32
      CO:
      $10.25
      BU:
      $9.10
      SB:
      $3.40
      BB:
      $4.60
      UTG1:
      $4.41
      UTG2:
      $13.10
      MP1:
      $12.40


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, A.
      UTG1 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, MP3 calls $1.00, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($3.15) J, 4, T (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.00, UTG1 calls $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($6.15) 3 (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      River: ($6.15) 4 (3 players)
      UTG1 raises to $2.41, Hero folds, MP3 calls $2.41.

      Final Pot: $10.97.

      Results follow:

      UTG1 shows a pair of fours(Qh As).
      MP3 shows two pairs, jacks and fours(Ah Jc).

      MP3 wins with two pairs, jacks and fours(Ah Jc).


      UTG1 stats in 25 hands :
      40(vpip)/24(pfr)/0/0/0
      67(cbet)/100(fcbet)/-/50(wtsd)/2.5(af)

      MP3 stats in 29 hands :
      45(vpip)/0(3bet)/0(f3bet)/-/-
      -/67(fcbet)/-/43(wtsd)/1.7(af)


      I 3bet 2.5x because these guys call too much (OOP/IP doesn't matter) and I want some room for a cbet postflop. I took this from the spanish community articles, they advise 2.5x IP and 3x OOP. Of course, for pure value (QQ+) I'm raising 3x all the time. Also, they're so dumb, if I hit and check behind some flops they would still pay me turn&river with second pairs so it's a less risky approach :D

      I think the 1$ bet on the flop is callable (pot odds 1/6) because I expect any hands from them not just AJ, KJ, AT etc, so my A and K are outs, plus the queens which give me the nuts but one of the queens completes a flushdraw (and a redraw for me) so I'm not sure if it wasn't wasted money.
  • 6 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      What is the difference between this:


      Pre: you 3bet to $1 with 39bb ES
      Pot (2 players: $2.35
      Effective stack on flop: $2.9


      Pre: You 3bet to $1.2 with 39bb ES
      Pot (2 players) : $2.75
      Effective stack: $2.7

      What room do you create here?♦


      I do not like your flop call at all, you have discounted outs in both the A & K way but also there can be a flushdraw present
    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
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      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Meh, I don't expect calls behind my 3bet so often, especially with AJo -_-, but in heads-up I can make a cbet without remaining with less than 25% of my initial stack.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by BadeaCelRau
      Meh, I don't expect calls behind my 3bet so often, especially with AJo -_-, but in heads-up I can make a cbet without remaining with less than 25% of my initial stack.
      I don't understand what you are trying to say
    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
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      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Sorry, I missunderstood :D
      In the standard situation of 1 initial raiser and 1 3bettor :
      If I 3bet to 1$, then the pot is 1+1+0.15=2.15$. Why did you say 2.35$? I can make a 1$ cbet and still have 2$ behind.

      If I 3bet to 1.2$ then the pot is 1.2+1.2+0.15=2.55$ and I have 2.8$ behind, I can't cbet and I can't shove for value when the board is scary because it's an overbet.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      a 50% cbet on micro's just looks appealing for them to peel off and you don't hit so often to make it profitable with just FEQ and hardly PEQ.

      Hence I go more for the brute force method which is more the latter one because it guarantees me easy play, easy EV and possibly even maxEV

      - Gerv
    • BadeaCelRau
      BadeaCelRau
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      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
      Actually I applied it succesfully so far so I shouldn't whine. Just tryint to fix something that is not broken :rolleyes: . Thank you very much for your numerous replies!