[NL2-NL10] NL 10, SH, 66, 3bet bluff from SB = marginal?

    • Anger86
      Anger86
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.08.2008 Posts: 511
      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)


      BB: $13.57 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 19, 3B: 7, AF: 3.8, Hands: 204
      UTG: $13.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 11, 3B: 4, AF: 3.1, Hands: 359
      CO: $10.00 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 15, 3B: 12, AF: 4.4, Hands: 182
      BTN: $9.42 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 17, 3B: 11, AF: 9.0, Hands: 46
      Hero (SB): $13.03 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 14, 3B: 4, AF: 3.8, Hands: 138914

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 6, 6.
      2 folds, BU raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1.00, BB calls $0.90, BU calls $0.70.

      Flop: ($3) 7, A, 3 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($3) 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, BB calls $2.20, BU folds.

      River: ($7.4) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $9.83, BB calls $9.83.

      Final Pot: $27.06.

      His fold vs. 3Bet = unknown.
      I wanted to talk about this hand, if it is suited for 3Bet bluffing between these 2 positions [SBvBU].
      I agree, that flatting makes no sense, because I can only play for set value with this weak hand.
      So, I have 2 options left:
      - 3betting;
      - folding.

      3betting probably against opponents who can fold is better.
      (This time I had no such stats.)
      What I was thinking - I have other hands, which also can be used for 3Bet bluffing.
      For example: Axs, SC, suited gappers, which will have more equity on more flops than small PP's.
      So, is it better to add Axs and remove small PP's or leave it as it is?

      Folding pre-flop probably will be better with small PP's?
      (I actually don't know where I heard about this concept to 3bet small PP's.
      In my database I see it's proffitable to 3bet these, but the main reason why =
      because opponents fold like 80%, so I 3bet all: small PP's, SC, Axs, suited gappers, Axo - sometimes).
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Anger86,

      Yes, most likely 3betting and taking the initiative in those spots against wide BU range is going to be more profitable. Although the question is if we should do that vs loose opponent? If he is loose then you can also even just set-mine.

      Best Regards.
    • Anger86
      Anger86
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.08.2008 Posts: 511
      Originally posted by veriz
      Although the question is if we should do that vs loose opponent? If he is loose then you can also even just set-mine.
      Loose #1. I suppose, that by loose you mean his Went_To_ShowDown = high.
      Like, he would be a calling station. Say, I have a note on a player, that TPnK = nuts.

      Loose#2. What, if player is playing 60/20 and goes to showdown about 15%.
      So he plays passive and bets only with nuts, etc, etc.
      That, i guess, I'll have to bluff sometimes?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Loose according his stack size because it ain't full. :) Bluff against loose opponents? Depends on board of course and our hand.