[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 A9s in 3bet pot

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,309
      $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players -

      MP: $27.54
      CO: $42.02
      BTN: $25.00
      SB: $21.12
      Hero (BB): $25.70
      UTG: $67.15

      Pre Flop: ($0.37) Hero is BB with A :heart: 9 :heart:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.75, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2.50, BTN calls $1.75

      Flop: ($5.12) A :club: J :spade: 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.25, Hero calls $3.25

      Turn: ($11.62) A :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $5.81, Hero folds


      How would you play this postflop?
      If I bet, not much worse hand could call, maybe KK/QQ if he flatted them, but definitely not 2 or 3 streets.
      Should I cbet flop just to not get bluffed out of the pot?
      What would be a good line here?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello pcfmcc02,

      Preflop: You are putting yourself into tough spots here while the guy isn't a guy who folds a lot to 3bets. He will mainly continue with better Ax hands, is it even worth? Could easily even Call the hand and play postflop. You rather dominate him vs his stealing range than 3bet-calling range.

      As played
      Flop: Not worth CBetting cause as said for the previous cause when he calls mainly with better Ax hands, so not that many worse Call you here.
      Turn: On the turn depends a lot how we see the guy, he is overall passive so might be even a reason him to rather have a hand. But as you see the guy bets IP 100% so far and also 2nd barreling range is pretty wide so could even just Bet the turn for free showdown even with QQ/KK.

      Best Regards.