[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 AJo flop bluff 3bet

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      Hero (UTG): $25.00
      MP: $38.10
      CO: $25.18
      BTN: $30.27
      SB: $5.13
      BB: $16.76

      Pre Flop: ($0.37) Hero is UTG with J :diamond: A :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.75, 1 fold, CO calls $0.75, 3 folds

      Flop: ($1.87) Q :diamond: 5 :spade: 4 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, CO raises to $3.55, Hero raises to $8

      CO (145 hands)
      VPIP/PFR/COcallopen/CO3bet 27/18/17/0
      foldtoCbetflop/raiseCbet 17/67(4/6)
      AFflop/turn/river 4/4/0
      AFqflop/turn/river 50/33/0
      WtSD/W$SD 21/40

      It was the 2nd or 3rd time he made a move against me on the flop. If I have a hand something like QJ/TT etc., it's easy because I wouldnt Cbet, rather ch/call against him, or playing bet/call flop, ch/call on next streets, but AJ doesnt have that good of a showdown value.
      His raise doesnt represent much here, AQ/KQ/QQ/55/44 wouldnt raise here most of the time, the only valid hand is 54, which is better to raise with for protection. Is bluff 3betting a good way to fight back? It doesnt represent much either, but he will have a hard time to continue with his airs, which consist a large part of his range.
      What do you think?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I think 3-bet that spot is reasonable. I would prefer myself taking spot where I have two overcards or have more equity, but Qxx is also fine. Although if he had raised you before I doubt he would bluff you random hands, so b/f seems also fine and then going with your hand if you have AQ+

      best regards,