[NL2-NL10] Being 3 bet light 10nl

    • buzzinowt
      buzzinowt
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.09.2011 Posts: 80
      I feel I'm okay at 3 betting light. I pick my spots and generally it works well against basic opponents who have very wide steal ranges. I think the next step is 4betting light (although very rarely). In this scenario I had been stealing a lot (good cards) and villain was playing back at me a lot. I decided the previous time he 3bet me that I would 4bet him (although not what happened).

      Vs steal stats are:
      fold 5/8 63%
      Call 0/8
      3 Bet 3/8 37%

      Overall stats are 20/16 over 150 hands with 9.5% 3bet (6/63)

      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      CO: $10.78 (107.8 bb)
      MP1: $4.56 (45.6 bb)
      MP3: $15.27 (152.7 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $12.27 (122.7 bb)
      UTG+2: $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $4.04 (40.4 bb)
      MP2: $46.06 (460.6 bb)
      UTG+1: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $10.81 (108.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 5
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB raises to $1.40, Hero calls $1.00

      Flop: ($2.85) Q Q 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.35, Hero raises to $3.43, BB folds

      Results: $5.55 pot ($0.27 rake)
      Final Board: Q Q 6
      Hero mucked A 5 and won $5.28 ($2.53 net)
      BB mucked and lost (-$2.75 net)

      Looking back I feel like the line I took was far from the best. Would it be better to be 4 betting to around $4.20? Or is it better to just avoid this situation altogether and fold on the flop. Is there another way to combat being 3bet (very light)? Should I just move tables?
  • 2 replies
    • Alan883
      Alan883
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      Well actually i am folding this prelfop. I dont want to face difficult decisions with domination etc on flop.

      Well judge will say that on flop this is raise and not 3bet:) )

      I think i am folding this flop.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello buzzinowt,

      Preflop: Don't like your Call here at all. Rather 4bet/Fold than go for a Call. Your Ace is way too often dominated.

      As played
      Postflop: Well, don't like it that much. :P Why not just 4bet/Fold preflop and wouldn't have to invest even that much.

      Best Regards.