[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom 74s

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $7.52 (150.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $9.56 (191.2 bb)
      BB: $3.57 (71.4 bb)
      UTG: $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      MP: $5.40 (108 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 4 7
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.35, BB folds, BTN calls $0.25

      Flop: ($0.75) 9 4 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BTN calls $0.30

      Turn: ($1.35) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.82, BTN raises to $2.05, Hero raises to $8.91 and is all-in, BTN folds

      $5.45 pot ($0.23 rake)
      Final Board: 9 4 4 5
      BTN mucked and lost (-$2.70 net)
      Hero mucked 4 7 and won $5.22 ($2.52 net)

      Villain only 20 hands so considered as Unknown.

      PF: 3-bet because his minR is really weak and I've good playability with my hand in terms of hitting the board and getting tonnes of value or just completely missing it and throwing it away. Range is wide with any broadway, pps, Ax, mid SC and high card SC.

      Flop: I bet less than 1/2 pot to induce some kind of spazz from BTN which on my read is weak.

      Turn: When he calls the bet, I'm narrowing down his range to Ax, 9x, or any PPs higher than a 4. When he raises, I feel his range includes slowplayed 99s, or 55s which is looking for value or TTs-QQs that might be looking for a free showdown.

      As played, my gut was he had an overpair so I shoved to prevent him from outdrawing on me. My hand is also quite deceptive, but I would think Villain puts me on a very strong range as well like 99s, AAs or KKs. Not so sure if it's the right move to make?
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cheekopeh,

      Preflop: Don't like the 3bet cause you are deep so you get called very often here, especially on those limits. If you don't have decent postflop skill will put yourself into a lot trouble.

      As played
      Postflop: What's the reason for 3betting the turn? What worse calls you there? :)

      Best Regards.
    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Hi Veriz,

      Indeed I had great deal of trouble playing this hand postflop.

      As played, I 3-bet because I felt (hoped) he had PPs like TT-QQs, or AK, AQ so I wanted value & protection.

      In your opinion, what do you think is the most optimal play on the turn when he raised?