[NL2-NL10] Q8s 3bet bluff preflop NL2

    • ilovemagic
      Joined: 09.09.2011 Posts: 1,019
      This was against a 22/20 TAG in 50 hands. I decided to 3bet in position, thinking he might be folding to 3bets quite often with the looser opening range from MP. If he calls or raises i just give up anything but nutty draws on the flop.

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $0.40
      UTG+1: $2.71
      MP: $0.77
      MP+1: $2.05
      LP: $1.22
      Hero (CO): $2.00
      BTN: $2.28
      SB: $5.05
      BB: $4.85

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:spade: 8:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to $0.06, fold, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, fold, BB calls $0.22, MP+1 calls $0.18

      Flop: ($0.73, 3 players) T:spade: 6:diamond: J:diamond:
      BB checks, MP+1 checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.73, 3 players) 9:heart:
      BB checks, MP+1 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $1.76 and is all-in, fold, MP+1 calls $1.36

      River: ($4.25, 2 players) 2:heart:

      MP+1 shows 6:club: 6:heart: (Three of a Kind, Sixes) (Pre 52%, Flop 83%, Turn 23%)
      Hero shows Q:spade: 8:spade: (Straight, Queen High) (Pre 48%, Flop 17%, Turn 77%)
      Hero wins $4.10
  • 2 replies
    • DannyG13
      Joined: 28.10.2009 Posts: 1,150
      Fold pre. 3bet bluffing at NL2 has very little point, especially against an opponent who you have so little history (only 50 hands) and as such with have little idea how he reacts to 3bets. Play for value and avoid these spots!

      As played, checking behind the flop is good multiway, take the free card. Hit the nuts, gg wp post flop.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ilovemagic,

      Preflop: Can't really say a TAG with 22/20 stats. :D It's NL2 so I don't like the 3bet that much.

      As played
      Postflop: Not much to comment, I'd play the same way.

      Best Regards.