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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50. JJ calldown 3bet pot

    • Pkrpains
      Joined: 04.10.2010 Posts: 382
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($60.33)
      BB ($62.58)
      Hero ($51.61)
      UTG+1 ($72.36)
      CO ($50)
      BTN ($17)

      Dealt to Hero J:spade: J:diamond:

      Hero raises to $1.50, UTG+1 raises to $4, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $2.50

      FLOP ($8.75) 9:club: 3:spade: 9:spade:

      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50

      TURN ($17.75) 9:club: 3:spade: 9:spade: 2:heart:

      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50

      RIVER ($34.75) 9:club: 3:spade: 9:spade: 2:heart: Q:club:

      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $22, Hero calls $22

      Anon tables, but the guy is a reg. He was playing 23/20/10 3bet (was like 12 at the time this hand was played), 7.8 AF, I am sure he is capable of barreling and making plays.

      Typically, if in a blind battle or CO vs BU, etc, I would have def 4bet the guy with JJ. But here I decided to keep his range wide and am not sure if this is ok, since I am OOP.

      On the flop, obviously, I am not folding. And do not see a point in raising.

      Turn... It changes nothing. Also, it is a bad card for him to barrel, but given he was playing aggressively and that his range is still wide, I call again.

      River is not the best card for me since hands like AQ/KQ which were trying to make me fold my marginal holdings (which I am repping) are now ahead. But I am sure this guy knows what is a scare card. Also, he might put me on a missed FD or he himself may be on it.

      On the river, I give him this range:


      We have 38% equity vs that.
      And in this spot, we need to be good exactly 38% of the time. So this is pretty much a break-even play or slightly -EV? How this hand should have been played in theory?
  • 2 replies
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,015
      in any case you have at least a setmine-call preflop.

      postflop "depends" ;(
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Pkrpains,

      If he has been 3betting decent amount then he has a lot of more bluff-type of holdings in his 3barreling range. The queen may of course help him but would he shove it for value? On that we can't really be so sure and he might as well just Check it behind.

      Therefore your play shouldn't be that horrible if we also assume he is 3betting very light in those spots and capable of barreling loose in 3bet pots.

      Best Regards.