[NL2-NL10] Blind Defense 3bet Analysis

    • rudders93
      Joined: 19.06.2011 Posts: 93

      Here the button had a high steal % over a decent sample.

      Was my play on the flop correct, in terms of betting out onto that flop texture?

      On the river, should I have called due to the pot odds? I didn't really think through my actions in this case, but what kind of hand range could be holding in this situation?

      Also, is there a good silver or below article/video that you could recommend on blind defense and 3betting? I feel that this is a massive leak in my game play.


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, Q.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.16, Hero raises to $0.48, BB folds, BU calls $0.32.

      Flop: ($1) 8, 8, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, BU calls $0.65.

      Turn: ($2.3) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      River: ($3.3) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.52, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.3.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Preflop: maybe a little bigger, 3.5X OOP so 52cents


      1) Flop is dry so it's good to bluff at. We fold out KQ, T9s JTs type of hands. He may/may not fold Ace high like AQ and he is not folding 99/TT/77 type of hands.
      2) We have 2 overcards andd backdoor flush and straight draw.

      Therefore, this cbet on Flop is standard.

      Anyway Flop cbet bluff is really standard. You should not be looking for reasons to cbet bluff. Rather, it should be your default decision and you should be looking for reasons not to cbet (for example, when board is coordinated and has many draws which connect with villain's calling range).