[NL2-NL10] I really didn t need to call that 3bet

    • HansTheGreat
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 3,806
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, K.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.20, MP3 folds, Hero calls $0.20, BU folds, SB calls $0.18, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.65) K, 2, 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP2 bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35, SB calls $0.35.

      Turn: ($1.7) 7 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP2 bets $0.75, Hero raises to $1.60, SB raises to $2.73, MP2 calls $0.86, Hero calls $1.13.

      River: ($8.77) K (3 players)

      Final Pot: $8.77.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, kings(Q K).
      SB shows a full-house, sevens full of kings(7 7).
      MP2 shows two pairs, aces and kings(A A).

      SB wins with a full-house, sevens full of kings(7 7).

      MP2 stats: 38/13/2.4/48 hands(Think that is capable of betting with worser Kx hands)
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      You are right about folding to the 3bet! :f_biggrin:

      Since their stacks are 40 and 65 bbs I think you can go ahead and raise the flop for value after MP2 cbets very small with the intention of shoving blank turns. If they 3bet the flop it's not ideal but any raise already commits you vs their range and stack sizes.

      Btw, turn is very very awkward because you have to call so little. But a check/3bet on the turn is close to 0% not better than TP...
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Sikac,

      Preflop: Don't like that much to Call especially against those shorties. We can't be sure that we gonna even be far-ahead postflop. Most likely also going to be in multiway pot. And of course we ain't gonna fold our TP against their stacks if we do hit, what for did we Call then? At some points I'd rather prefer to fold the hand while we are even against a shorty. With just calling and hoping to hit we wont play the hand that profitable. Especially if he also CBets a lot.

      As played
      Postflop: Just raise it right on the flop against their stacks and protect our hand than trap it. We still need to protect from a lot of draws and maybe even overcard. Neither we can't really fold for the given odds on turn.

      Best Regards.