[NL2-NL10] NL10: QJ possible OOP call preflop?

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
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      Hero (BB): $10.15 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 57711
      UTG: $4.80 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 26, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 42
      CO: $10.63 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 22, 3B: 9, AF: 2,3, cBetFlop: 27(15), WTSD: 33, W$SD: 64, Hands: 174
      BTN: $10.45 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 10, 3B: 10, AF: 4,7, Hands: 135
      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 3,0, Hands: 61

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with J :spade: Q :diamond:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.30, 3 folds

      Against villain's preflop openraising range I almost get the needed equity to make the call (we get ~30% equity vs villains openraising range) but since we are OOP and the hand does not play that well being offsuit + potentially dominated it should normally be a fold.

      Here, however, villain seems to be checking behind on the flop quite often. Does it change anything for our preflop decision, i.e., can we not somehow exploit that? Not sure how he plays his hands on the turn after checking behind the flop though. We get a free turn card very often that is for sure, but that may also be just about it since we can't assume that he is also giving up often after checking behind the flop.

      So my best guess would be that even though villain seems to have a leak regarding his cBetting range it is not a reason to widen our preflop calling range being OOP. Then again, how do we exploit him?
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      You can still call easily vs those guys, he also gives super easily up his hands and nor doesn't CB it a lot. :)

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      1) So basically when we call here we expect to often see a check behind on the flop which enables us to bet the turn and take it down?
      2) This would, however, be a preflop fold vs a guy with similar VPIP/PFR stats but with a solid cBet stat (~70), right?
      3) What would be the bottom of your preflop calling range in this spot?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      1) So basically when we call here we expect to often see a check behind on the flop which enables us to bet the turn and take it down?

      With such a CB most of the time. :)

      2) This would, however, be a preflop fold vs a guy with similar VPIP/PFR stats but with a solid cBet stat (~70), right?

      As always in poker, everything could be possible to pick. :)

      3) What would be the bottom of your preflop calling range in this spot?

      , how I see the guy. I don't really have a standard calling range which I always pick. My calling range may easily go into 3bet instead or even just fold.