[NL2-NL10] Playing pocket tens in a 3bet pot

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Prima, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (MP): $14.18 (141.8 bb)
      CO: $25.32 (253.2 bb)
      BTN: $11.86 (118.6 bb)
      SB: $10.05 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $13.78 (137.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with T T
      Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, BB raises to $0.90, Hero calls $0.60

      I'm still getting odds to call using call20.

      Flop: ($1.85) Q 5 3 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.90, Hero calls $0.90

      Ok so here's my plan on the flop. He could Cbet AA,KK,QQ,JJ,TT,AK,AQ, AJs or weaker pairs or bluffs. I decide to float and bluff off JJ,TT,AK, AJ.

      So I decide to call flop and give up if he bets turn again else I'm taking it down on the turn. Don't need to worry about any other draws, he either has a pair better than Q or Q or he doesn't.

      Turn: ($3.65) 4 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2, BB calls $2

      Bet as planned. Don't really know why he'd check/call. If he had a better hand he should go for value against weaker queens.

      River: ($7.65) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      On the river I think i can see a showdown since other hands might not have hit since Q was the highest card. So I can see a showdown against a hand like AK, AJ, TT or other random stuff he might have.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop raising is fine, and when he 3bets I think calling is fine.

      Calling the flop is fine. We have pair, board is quite dry and we can call one time in my opinion.

      I prefer checking back the turn.
      No worse hands are going to call us, neither better would fold, so just check back and see the river and try to get to SD as cheap as possible.

      On the checking is fine.