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[NL2-NL10] NL4 SH AJ, Defending the BB

    • Alleen86
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 5,320

      What to do here while confronted with a steal? My hand is good, but can be dominated. In addition, he rarely folds to 3bets.. On the other way, I don't want to fold it preflop. Furthermore, he continues his bets very often on the flop and turn.. What to play on the flop in such situations? Should I try to float him? Should I bluff him from time to time?

      BU: 19/14/26/33/75/100/0,6/143 (VPIP/PFR/ST/FT3B/FCB/TCB/AF/H)

      $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by

      UTG ($6.27)
      UTG+1 ($5.28)
      CO ($8.98)
      BTN ($5)
      SB ($5.02)
      Hero (BB) ($5.03)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.06, 6 players) Hero is BB J:spade: A:heart:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.12, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.08

      Flop: 6:spade: 8:club: 10:heart: ($0.26, 2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.16, Hero calls $0.16

      Turn: 3:club: ($0.58, 2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.29, Hero folds

      Final Pot: $0.87

      BTN wins $0.84 (net +$0.27)

      Hero lost $0.32
  • 2 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If his fold to 3-bet is 33%, then 3-bet for value and play for stacks if you hit your tptk.
      If you flat pf, then I think betting out yourself if you hit tp hand should be fine line
      I´d likely play postflop the same way if he doesn´t barrel a lot- if he does, then I´d just c/r or other option lead out myself
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Alleen86,

      Usually even if you flat on those spots you also have to pick tricky lines on turn. For example flat the flop or either Check/Raise the flop is fine. Although if I am usually flatting in this spot then I'd donk the turn. Since I expect to have a lot of fold equity against him and even if we get called we can very often even see free showdowns and if we hit we can still continue betting. Or either way we might even be sometimes ahead vs his draws or just have fold equity.

      Best regards.