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[NL2-NL10] Nl4 At

    • 0744379
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (CO): $4 (100 bb)
      BB: $4.17 (104.3 bb)
      UTG+2: $8.04 (201 bb)
      MP1: $4.28 (107 bb)
      BTN: $3.92 (98 bb)
      SB: $1.64 (41 bb)
      MP2: $4.87 (121.8 bb)
      MP3: $5.64 (141 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T A
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.16, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.44, Hero folds

      Results: $0.34 pot
      BB mucked and won $0.34 ($0.18 net)

      I am encountering this situation quite regularly, having a medium strength Ace in LP and getting 3bet from the blinds. Villain had a 3bet figure of 8. Against this range I have 32% equity and I need 45% equity to call.

      I dont think it is worth a call in position but what about a raise? Especially if it is happening often?
  • 2 replies
    • ShaQQ
      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 162
      Some people 3bet light from the blinds due to you stealing often and have seen you fold 90% to 3bets, some people do it due to being tilted, however at 4nl just play it as you have done here.
      You don't have to get yourself in tricky spots and can really extract the necessary value to win at these stakes by just picking your spots, as you move up consider more options like 4betting light, calling with KK+ for under representation and position, but at nl2->nl200 (very general I know, because really playing your premiums aggressive preflop at any stake will always be best, just there are odd times where you deviate, especially with players who you regularly play against).
      If you want to change it up slightly you can always 3x your steals and your premiums from the button, if the players in the blinds fold 95% of blinds then 3x or 4x won't make much difference. Hope it helps, Paul.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello 0744379,

      Nope, we ain't gonna Call this. Our hand is way too often dominated and you gonna face too many difficult spots postflop. Usually on those limits I'd just give it up here and not worth fighting anyways. If I even wanted to play back then rather even with 4bet than Call and not get dominated by hands like AJ+.

      Just fold and wait for a hand and you wont regret your move and wont loose any money. You have just invested 4BB by now.

      Best Regards.