This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

[NL20-NL50] Calling a 3-Bet and floating flop

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


      BTN: $24.65 (98.6 bb)
      SB: $25 (100 bb)
      BB: $25 (100 bb) 23/21/4.0/20.0/50/64 Flop C-Bet 67%(3)
      MP: $11.38 (45.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $26.35 (105.4 bb) 13/13/1.0/16.7/0/26

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A J
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BB raises to $2.50, Hero calls $1.75

      He 3-Bets 20%(15) so I don't give it too much credit plus I'm opening from CO. 4-Betting would be over the top i feel so I decide to call as I have position and use that to my advantage.

      Flop: ($5.10) 8 5 Q (2 players)
      BB bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

      Here I decide to float. Rainbow flop, only one high card and can't expect any draws.


      Turn: ($10.10) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $6.50, BB folds

      I don't think the turn helps anyone. My line, pre-flop raise/call 3-Bet, call flop can easily represent a Qx hand like AQ or even KQ. Time to use my position. I pop one after he checks.

      Results: $10.10 pot ($0.45 rake)
      Final Board: 8 5 Q 5
      BB mucked and lost (-$5 net)
      Hero mucked A J and won $9.65 ($4.65 net)
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      I think it is fine, just don´t do it every time. You are likely not raising flop KQ/AQ and your sets, so calling seems stronger than bluffraising.

      Betting blank turn is fine. You´re folding out AK and some better hands (like 66)

      best regards,