[NL2-NL10] nl5 - 3 bet pre

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      The villian I raised had folded 100% to 3-bets pre-flop.

      Given this I raised him a few times during my session, maybe 3 or 4 times in total and he folded each time. Given that can I raise pretty much ATC until he starts to fight back, or is it good to just pick and choose spots to isolate against his raise?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP3:
      $4.17
      Hero:
      $9.6

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:heart: , J:diamond:
      MP3 raises to $0.18, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.62, 3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.44
  • 5 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Well, against his stack you just put yourself into trouble. What you gonna do if you hit your pair? You will rarely be far ahead since your Q or J will be dominated vs his range from MP.

      If you really did 3bet him 3-4 times don't you think that at some point he will start fighting back? :) What about the guys CB frequency?

      Best Regards.
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      I expect him to fight back eventually, but I'm not too worried about my hand being dominated post flop. If / when he calls or raises I will treat his hand range as very narrow and strong, given that I play accordingly most likely giving up unless I get very lucky.

      He was raising around 20% of hands, nothing too out of line. I raised maybe 20% of the time.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Philfox1985
      I expect him to fight back eventually, but I'm not too worried about my hand being dominated post flop. If / when he calls or raises I will treat his hand range as very narrow and strong, given that I play accordingly most likely giving up unless I get very lucky.

      He was raising around 20% of hands, nothing too out of line. I raised maybe 20% of the time.
      Well, I see PFR being 19 so I doubt that his UTG/MP range will be 20%. Of course there is a chance but most likely not enough of hands then. :)
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Must be less then, I'm guesstimating!

      I guess the point is how I'm trying to adjust my 3 bet range based on my opponents stats. Only really value raising against my typical opponent (50% call / 40% fold / 10% raise), but bluff raising against these tighter opponents (80+% fold).
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Philfox1985
      Must be less then, I'm guesstimating!

      I guess the point is how I'm trying to adjust my 3 bet range based on my opponents stats. Only really value raising against my typical opponent (50% call / 40% fold / 10% raise), but bluff raising against these tighter opponents (80+% fold).
      Well, I am not saying that it's wrong to go even for the fold equity. If you really think he is folding so often to 3bets then sure we can pick such a line. But usually his open from that position will be more stronger and whichever hand Calls you, your hand will be dominated.