[NL2-NL10] MSS NL5 - AK facing a min 3bet from BB

    • sp00nman
      sp00nman
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      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      I really feel that I played this badly.

      Villain is 16/10/2.3/12.5 (VPIP/PFR/AF/3bet) after only 37 hands.

      Preflop: Villain's min 3-bet is quite mind boggling. Should I just have shoved here? I really felt that it was strong and he wanted to lure me into the pot with his QQ+ or maybe AK so I just called. I don't see him bluffing OOP that often. I know folding is not an option but I lost the initiative just by calling. So I think I made a mistake.

      Flop: Flop is as good as I could wish for. I decided to raise all in with my TPTK, which was my plan right from the get-go.



      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $5.00
      BU:
      $12.50
      SB:
      $5.00
      BB:
      $5.03
      UTG1 (Hero):
      $1.55
      UTG2:
      $4.91
      MP1:
      $5.28
      MP2:
      $4.35
      MP3:
      $9.15


      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, A.
      Hero raises to $0.15, 7 folds, BB raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.62) K, 9, 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.60, Hero raises to $1.25, BB calls $0.65.
  • 4 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by sp00nman
      Flop: Flop is as good as I could wish for. I decided to raise all in with my TPTK, which was my plan right from the get-go.
      Question for you:
      Does he call worse hands when you shove? If so which one?

      Let me know,
      Gerv
    • sp00nman
      sp00nman
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      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      The thing is his 3bet can be KQ+, 99+, AK. He might call my shove with KQ or maybe QQ.

      Is it correct to 4bet shove preflop? I've been encountering this situation a lot and I don't usually know how to react. Its too weak to fold, and calling would mean I lose the initiative. If we go by the basic charts, then its clear-cut push or fold. But don't you think its quite exploitable? Our opps could just simply minraise/fold.
    • sp00nman
      sp00nman
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      Another hand similar to this:

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $2.82
      MP3:
      $4.89
      Hero:
      $1.98

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.104 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , Q:diamond:
      3 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.20, SB folds, BB raises to $0.35, MP3 calls $0.30, Hero ???
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I would just flat the cbet since u rarely get called by worse.

      As for the preflop debacle, the AQ is not similair since there is a coldcaller behind which can make shoving more enticing (dead money) or not (if he ain't folding -> then it doesnt make sense to shove)

      If you aren't comfortable playing postflop when you call, you can shove or fold that's fine.

      Best regards,
      Gerv