[NL2-NL10] NL10: 97s, possible call instead of 3Bet BBvsSB?

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players - View hand 1900934
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      SB: $10.09 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 1,8, FoldTo3Bet: 67(3), FoldTocBetFlop: 33(3), FoldTocBet3Bflop: 100(1), cBetFlop: 100(3), Hands: 124
      Hero (BB): $10.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,7, Hands: 72374
      CO: $8.55 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 10, 3B: 5, AF: 1,7, Hands: 80
      BTN: $3.40 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 15, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 13

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with 9 :diamond: 7 :diamond:
      2 folds, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1, SB raises to $3, 1 fold

      At the time of play I thought that it's better to 3Bet this hand because it would be easier to play the hand with initiative if he decides to call (so far he 4Bet once and has not called a 3Bet), whereas if we call we often face a cBet and we often won't hit the equity we need to play back vs him. However, is calling still a good +EV alternative? We get the odds + with this particular hand we still can hit decent pairs sometimes and depending on how often villain gives up vs our aggression we can even play back very very often by raising (we would need more information on that though).
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Correct, we can't really play that hand so well being even IP. We rather know little about him and therefore 3betting is better.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Provided that we knew more about him (for example, if he had some sort of a cBetting leak that we can exploit), can a call still be +EV?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Provided that we knew more about him (for example, if he had some sort of a cBetting leak that we can exploit), can a call still be +EV?
      Depends as always on your postflop understanding and also reading the boards/opponent.