[NL20-NL50] 3-Bet Preflop?

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players


      MP: $29.66 (118.6 bb)
      CO: $18.69 (74.8 bb) 80/15/2.0/12.5/47/20
      Hero (BTN): $25 (100 bb) 29/18/5.0/33.3/57/28
      SB: $28.05 (112.2 bb)
      BB: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A J
      MP folds, CO raises to $1.25, Hero calls $1.25, 2 folds

      I'm trying out a much looser and aggressive pre-flop game and wanted to run some plays by you so that I don't pick up any bad habits. So wanted to know if this is a good spot to 3-Bet pre-flop. The villian has a pretty loose range and I would be isolating myself against weaker hands, however his VPIP might be high but PFR is low, so is it better to just call or should I 3-Bet.

      Flop: ($2.85) K Q 2 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.85) T (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1.75, CO raises to $6.75, Hero raises to $22.97, CO calls $10.69

      River: ($37.73) 5 (2 players)

      Results: $37.73 pot ($1.70 rake)
      Final Board: K Q 2 T 5
      CO showed T K and lost (-$18.69 net)
      Hero showed A J and won $36.03 ($17.34 net)
  • 4 replies
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      Hi maheepsangari,

      I'd say it depends on blinds a lot too...

      Since he seems quite fishy I'd 3bet for value here. (he's capable of calling worse hands, which we dominate) ...

      Cya
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Nah, seems to be fine and I don't mind your play at all. Nice hand! What's the plan with 3bet if he for example 4bets you. :)

      Best Regards.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Exactly why I didn't 3-Bet at that moment. I didn't have fold to 3-Bet stat either to justify my 3-Bet so I wanted to ask just based on my hole cards what would be the best thing to do here.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by maheepsangari
      Exactly why I didn't 3-Bet at that moment. I didn't have fold to 3-Bet stat either to justify my 3-Bet so I wanted to ask just based on my hole cards what would be the best thing to do here.
      Most likely against so loose opponent I would also Call and play postflop. We can never be sure with what he wants to go broke and it would be tough time to continue for us if he 4bets cause then we have to fold without information.