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

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      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
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      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,