[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH - KQs: facing 3bet of MSS

    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      19/17/4.3
      84/5/11 (F/C/3b) at sb vs steal
      38% fold vs 4bet
      79% cbet flop in 3bet pot
      50% turn (8)
      7.5k hands

      Hero (BTN): $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $11.23 (44.9 bb)
      BB: $38.06 (152.2 bb)
      UTG: $34.94 (139.8 bb)
      MP: $9.93 (39.7 bb)
      CO: $58.92 (235.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K:club: Q:club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.55, SB raises to $2 Hero ?

      This spot kinda suck. My hand its pretty but it wont have much equity to go all-in with him here (i might have around 40% equity). Im planing my 4bet range here to be something like 99+/AQ. Calling dont looks very amazing neither because he wont let me take down the pot on the flop often (might even do some c/rai), and to go over a cbet i dont think i have much fold equity, i dont think they even fold AK/AQ over with the odds they get.
      So should i just fold pré-flop? Meaning that i shouldnt have a calling range against MSS (as i cant call with "such a good hand" as KQs)? Its bad to have an unbalanced calling range with only AA/KK to exploit the aggressiveness pos-flop?
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698
      Hi.

      4.3 is is overall 3bet% What about his actual resteal vs BU stats? If it's <10% I probably just let go of this hand.
    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      4.3 is AF.
      84/5/11 (F/C/3b) at sb vs steal
      Its how he plays at SB vs steal (CO+BU), i dont know only vs BU.
      If you defend how would you here?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698
      Its close, i usually never fold KQo vs >10% range and now we even have KQs. His 3bet is large though (for this stack size).
      I dun mind a call.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,908
      I agree with mbml on calling. I'd like to add that you aren't calling just to hit Q or K. Many draws such as gutshots with overs will be enough to play back at midstacks from my experience. MSS-ers are very aggressive pre and on flop. On the turn they tune it down a bit but not always so I would usually raise wide on the flop with a range that includes good value hands, thin value hands, good draws and some weaker draws like gutters with overs and BD flush.

      This might be too wide sometimes but it's not hard to figure out what you should take out: weakest part and go from there.