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[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: AJo against maniac

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $15.34 (383.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $6.84 (171 bb)
      BB: $1.86 (46.5 bb)
      UTG: $7.43 (185.8 bb)
      MP: $4.68 (117 bb)
      CO: $5 (125 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J A
      UTG raises to $0.12, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.44, BB raises to $1.86 and is all-in, UTG folds, Hero calls $1.42

      Flop: ($3.84) 8 Q 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($3.84) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($3.84) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $3.84 pot ($0.25 rake)
      Final Board: 8 Q 7 J 9
      Hero mucked J A and lost (-$1.86 net)
      BB showed Q Q and won $3.59 ($1.73 net)

      Initial raiser's stats: VP/PFR/AF/Foldto3bt/hands 71/62/2.0/33%/35
      BB's stats: VP/PFR/AF/hands 23/6/0.0/11.1/35

      This hand seems very misplayed to me.

      I hate folding because we are so ahead of the initial raiser's range, thus I have to options - 3bet or call.

      I don't like calling because we are out of position and the BB can call as well, making it a 3way pot. We would have to play check/fold too often.

      I don't mind 3betting it because the initial raiser is the sort of a guy who calls with worse very often and that would also keep BB from calling thus making us HU agains the fish. I don't think that BB is 4betting there with a wide range.

      I read your suggested article on Mathematical concepts and now I know how to calculate the equity we need in order to make a call profitable. Once the BB shoves and the first raiser folds we need 40% equity to call. I tried some ranges out in PS equilator and our hand is mostly garbage against his range and I honestly don't think our opponent 4bets light enough for us to call. In fact, the call from me was very terrible.

      What I would like to ask you though is: do you agree with me that a 3bet there is better than a call? Because we can safely fold if BB shoves, which he shouldn't be doing too often IMO.
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