[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR - AKs 3-bet preflop

    • numbnutter
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, A.
      Hero raises to $0.08, UTG2 calls $0.08, MP1 raises to $0.24, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.16, UTG2 calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.75) J, 6, 6 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks, MP1 bets $0.36, Hero folds, UTG2 calls $0.36.

      Turn: ($1.47) Q (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP1 checks.

      River: ($1.47) Q (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.34, MP1 folds, UTG2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.47.

      UTG2 is 62/10/7.1 3bet (41 hands)
      MP1 is 10/10/13.3 3bet (59 hands)

      Firstly am I right to call here preflop? My thinking was that MP1's 3 bet seems pretty high (not many hands though so not giving too much weight to this), and also UTG2 is almost certainly going to call behind me, so i'm getting decent odds if I manage to hit the flop.
      Sadly I don't hit anything so have to check and I think it's a pretty easy fold for me holding only overcards.

      Should I maybe have 4-bet preflop, or just folded instead? Conflicting messages here as MP1 is playing pretty nitty but with a high 3bet%. Pretty sure I have UTG2 beaten preflop though.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello numbnutter,

      Well, of course the 3bet is somewhat high but it's only for 59 hands. We can't even be sure that he is doing that loose while he is 3betting into UTG. So it would really depend on the table dynamics. Against some I'd 4bet and just try to get it in, against some I might even fold and avoid the flip. With Calling it will be pretty hard for you to play the hand while you are OOP.

      Best Regards.