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[NL2-NL10] Nl10 Sh, Qq

    • sinsas
      Joined: 22.09.2009 Posts: 380
      21/13 over 900 hands 80% fold to 3b

      Microgaming - £0.10 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: £14.36
      SB: £20.00
      BB: £2.00
      UTG: £17.21
      Hero (MP): £10.69
      CO: £12.79

      SB posts SB £0.05, BB posts BB £0.10

      Pre Flop: (£0.15) Hero has Q:club: Q:heart:

      UTG raises to £0.30, Hero raises to £0.90, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG raises to £2.80, Hero calls £1.90

      Flop: (£5.75, 2 players) 8:diamond: 4:diamond: J:diamond:
      UTG bets £3.00, fold

      UTG wins £5.50
  • 2 replies
    • 92Niko
      Joined: 13.10.2011 Posts: 3,571
      Ok, many mistakes here.
      He is a TAG player, his opening range from UTG is pretty small and he is going to play 4bet/fold against your 3bet.

      Imagine he opens 66+ AQ+ or something like this, when you 3bet your making him fold everythinf except his 4bet range. That probably is something like AK KK+ since your 3betting range from MP should be the tightest possible.

      So everytime you 3bet him you are loosing value:
      - if he folds you win a small pot with a powerful hand
      - if he 4bets he is probably stonger than you and you should fold. Again throwing money with a powerful hand.

      Calling 4bet (with 100x effective stacks) is in absolute one of the worst moves you can do in poker: you are playing face up since you do that only with something like TT JJ QQ or AK, so that's an easy read for your oppo.
      And what's the plan for your hand? Are you ready to broke if board comes xxx? You put so much dead money in the pot that you are already committed.

      You can sometimes call 4bet with AA if oppo is very aggro and he is 4betting light, but generally avoid that.

      So, best move is flat preflop and play poker IP.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello sinsas,

      Preflop: Why do you 3bet in first place vs tight UTG range? If you went for a 3bet then why do you Call the 4bet? Didn't you 3bet for value? You can't set-mine here, why do you Call?

      As played
      Postflop: Can't really comment on that play cause you already made a mistake preflop.

      Best Regards.