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[NL2-NL10] NL5 JJ in 3bet pot vs donk turn

    • axeboy90
      Joined: 26.01.2010 Posts: 3,023
      Full Tilt, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, Rush, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG+1: $1.98 (39.6 bb)
      UTG+2: $10.71 (214.2 bb) 10/10 over 20 hands
      Hero (MP1): $5.12 (102.4 bb)
      MP2: $8.93 (178.6 bb)
      MP3: $5.98 (119.6 bb)
      CO: $4.11 (82.2 bb)
      BTN: $6.39 (127.8 bb)
      SB: $15.32 (306.4 bb)
      BB: $4.65 (93 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with J J
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, 6 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.27) K 9 9 (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $0.80, UTG+2 calls $0.80

      Turn: ($2.87) 5 (2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80

      River: ($4.47) J (2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $3.35, Hero calls $2.92 and is all-in

      $10.31 pot ($0.68 rake)
      Final Board: K 9 9 5 J
      UTG+2 showed K K and won $9.63 ($4.51 net)
      Hero mucked J J and lost (-$5.12 net)
  • 2 replies
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      The problems with this hand start pre-flop. I dont like 3bet vs early position opener especially in FR. You are over-repping your hand really hard.

      I would assume UTG's calling range is pretty tight unless he's a fish. Maybe QQ+, AK. If this is true your flop value-bet is obviously pretty bad. You need him to be calling with stuff like AJ, TJ, QT, AQ, preflop, and even if that is true you are only really targetting the suited combinations of AJ, and AQ on the flop.

      As played I don't really see what you beat on the turn apart from a few combinations of flush-draws / straight draws (which may not even be in his range). Even those hands have equity vs you.

      The river is a standard call obviously. That's the only part of the hand I like.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Axeboy,

      Preflop: I don't like the 3-bet preflop because it turns our hand into a bluff.

      I would rather call here.

      As played the turn call might be light but he bets small so could have some draws. The rest looks fine but again I wouldn't 3-bet preflop.