[NL2-NL10] NL4,HU,88,3bet on preflop and cbet pot size

    • wangwei520
      Joined: 01.02.2009 Posts: 1,428
      IPoker Network $4.00 No Limit Hold'em - 2 players - View hand 1933831
      DeucesCracked Poker Videos Hand History Converter

      Hero (BB): $6.12 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 9, AF: 2.6, Hands: 492
      BTN/SB: $3.92 - VPIP: 51, PFR: 33, 3B: 16, AF: 0.9, Hands: 88

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero is BB with 8:diamond: 8:heart:
      BTN/SB raises to $0.16, Hero raises to $0.52, BTN/SB calls $0.36

      Flop: ($1.04) A:diamond: 4:club: 5:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.04, BTN/SB folds

      villain's stats :fold to 3bet:0(2 times),fold to flop cbet on 3bet pot:0(2 times)

      his stats shows fold to 3bet is very low ,and usually fold on flop on 3bet pot

      on preflop:vs villain what is my 3bet range ?i think 88 is the bottom of my 3bet range.

      flop:pot is very big ,and flop is a high card :A,so i want to make use of scared card A to gain the pot.because my image is good ,and i seldom 3bet on preflop ,so card A is in my 3bet range
  • 3 replies
    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      PF: 88 has some against his open range so I'd opt for a call as your usually isolating yourself against a better range, I'd be more inclined to bet 22-77, AXs, or suited connectors (as semi-bluffs) but depends on opponents fold to 3-bet so I guess this is ok. Also throw in some value hands but TT, AQ+.

      F: You don't need to be so big, if opponent has an ace he is calling, if he doesn't then he is folding. A little over half pot would have the same effect I think and saves you roughly half the bet (when compared to full pot bet) when he does in fact have the ace.
    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      What he said. It's better to 3-bet lower PPs that are harder to play post-flop. 88 can go either way, though. You should usually try to polarize your raising range to strong hands and weak hands, then throw in the calls in the middle.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello wangwei520,

      Preflop: Rather just Call it instead of 3betting it for value. Of course it's possible but then I again would want to know that he calls very loose against you.

      As played
      Postflop: Don't see any reason to pot it here, you gain same fold equity with betting it smaller as well, even 60 cents is enough.

      Best Regards.