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[NL2-NL10] NL4 SH AKo - Ace high 3b pot

    • muel294
      muel294
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      I am encountering this situation quite frequently. LP player opens in late position. I think he has a wide range and expect him to call or 4b worse. So I 3b for value with the intention of getting the money in preflop or value betting postflop. But I flop nothing in a 3b pot with a hand that I still think will be the best a good proportion of the time if I assumed he calls hands like KJ+ and AT+ etc preflop. If I didn't expect him to be calling these preflop then I don't think I should 3b for value in the first place, I should just call and play OOP postflop.

      So....

      Preflop: I 3b for value
      Flop: I have ace high but expect to be ahead versus weaker high card hand. I don't see bluffing as an option. What "better" hands can this villain fold? I don't expect him to fold any pair here. I also don't expect him to float weaker high card hands so how can I bet for value? I also don't expect villain to bluff very often so I can't x/c :f_confused:

      I basically only have two options IMO:
      1) x/f - can't see villain bluffing often
      2) b/f for protection only, can't see worse hands calling

      Turn: Same problem as flop but now I think this improves part of villains range, specifically AT (which he won't fold). He could bluff this card, but unlikely in a 3b-pot and unlikely on a T which isn't really a scare card IMO.

      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $1.49
      MP: $1.10
      CO: $4.81 32/10/1/6/32/60 hands - LP
      BTN: $4.00
      Hero (SB): $4.53
      BB: $2.89

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has A:club: K:spade:

      UTG calls $0.04, fold, CO raises to $0.16, fold, Hero raises to $0.48, fold, fold, CO calls $0.32

      Flop: ($1.04, 2 players) 7:spade: 7:club: 8:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($1.04, 2 players) T:heart:
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.49, fold

      CO wins $0.99
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