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[NL2-NL10] NL10: AJ bad 3Bet for value + bluffcatching

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1889192
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      UTG: $6.33 - VPIP: 35, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 2,1, Hands: 195
      MP: $16.87 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 6,0, FoldTo3Bet: 0(1), Call3BetIP: 100(1), Hands: 27
      CO: $3.49 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 7, AF: 5,3, Hands: 280
      BTN: $15.55 - VPIP: 35, PFR: 28, 3B: 15, AF: 1,5, Hands: 72
      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 10,0, Hands: 99
      Hero (BB): $10.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,7, Hands: 67888

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with A :heart: J :spade:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.10, MP calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.25) Q :club: A :club: 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $1.00, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($4.25) 7 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      River: ($4.25) 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      I don't like my 3Bet because I can't really know whether villain is capable of calling with worse, especially since he is openraising from MP, which already indicates a tighter range.
      Neither do I like calling as the hand is not that easy to play OOP (or at least I still lack the competency to play it profitably OOP). Thus I would prefer a fold in my case here preflop.

      As played:

      Not too sure bluffcatching on this board is best. I guess it really depends on how wide villain can call me preflop. And since I can't really tell, I maybe don't even mind bluffcatching with this hand one street if villain indeed is calling me tight preflop to avoid at least making further mistakes by overplaying my TP vs his tight range. If the board was drier then I am definitely bluffcatching though.

      I suppose that on the further streets there is not that much value vs anything and I am better off just taking the passive approach.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Preflop: Might be not the best idea whilst you don't even know much about him, though I wouldn't say it's super-bad. To find out you still have to 3bet specific spots but vs MP might be not the best idea to do that.
      Postflop: Rather turn it into bluff-catcher cause you ain't going to get called from a lot worse here anyways.

      Best Regards.