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[NL20-NL50] NL25sh-TT vs 3bet

    • urmo1
      Joined: 02.03.2008 Posts: 718
      Opponent was unknown, only 39 hands but stats 21/16 AF6
      3bet SB 14(7)
      What you think if he 3bets vs MP range - is better 4bet and fold or cold call 3bet and play postflop vs unknown?

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BB: $9.75 (39 bb)
      Hero (MP): $25.75 (103 bb)
      CO: $8.95 (35.8 bb)
      BTN: $30.70 (122.8 bb)
      SB: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with T T
      Hero raises to $0.75, 2 folds, SB raises to $2.50, BB folds, Hero calls $1.75

      Flop: ($5.25) 3 A 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $2, Hero calls $2

      Turn: ($9.25) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $5.75, Hero folds
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Urmo,

      Preflop: Theoretically his range should be tighter when he 3-bets SB vs MP (UTG since we are 5 handed).

      As a default, against an unknown player, I don't mind folding because we really have no idea about his ranges or tendencies. Usually what happens is we win small pots postflop when he gives up, some medium/big when we hit (which is rare) and medium/big when we call one or multiple streets (like in this example).

      So if we do call what's our plan? Since he is unknown our only hope is that he plays face up and that's something we can't really assume in today's 6 max games.

      I also don't like the 4-bet bluff here because we don't have blockers and thus our 4-bet bluff will work less, plus since this is SB vs UTG his range is a bit tighter to begin with.

      As played, if I called preflop I would most likely call 2 or 3 streets on this board. Villain will rarely valuebet a weak Ax 3 streets so when he bets the river he polarizes his range a lot.
    • Saren113
      Joined: 06.03.2009 Posts: 2,973
      100 bbs feels kinda shallow even if we got position, i would call if i and villian hade 120bbs+ in our stacks.