[NL20-NL50] NL25SH flop c/r with air as PFA

    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: $28.25
      BTN: $36.59 (VPP 30 / PFR 23 / WTS 24 / F3B 18 / FCB 63)
      SB: $26.60 (VPP 22 / PFR 11) [10 hands]
      Hero (BB): $36.25
      UTG: $24.65

      SB posts SB $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has J:diamond: A:club:

      fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.60, SB calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.70, BTN calls $2.10, SB calls $2.10

      Flop: ($8.10, 3 players) 3:spade: 6:club: 3:heart:
      SB checks, Hero checks, BTN bets $5.19, fold, Hero raises to $33.55 and is all-in

      I was thinking about was on how to play back against people who call a lot of 3bets in position. On the flop, I thought he would probably never fold, even with complete air. Then, on the turn, I have a really hard time shoving, because he will often go broke with his pocket pairs.

      I thought: how do such players make their money if they call so much pre-flop and on the flop? They bluff a lot, no? I thus checked with the plan to shove on a bet; I think I will fold out a lot of weaker hands, but possibly even his small to medium pocket pairs, while still having decent equity in case he decides to her call with them.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I don´t see any reason why I should risk over 100bb on low boards against player who would likely not b/f any pair.
      I think c-betting is usually profitable and that leaves you option double barreling on the turn or for example going c/rai on J turn, but I don´t like risking that much money to try fold out air.

      best regards,