[NL20-NL50] nl 25 fr JJ 3bet pot

    • Cmas
      Cmas
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      Joined: 14.11.2007 Posts: 656
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $28,19
      BB:
      $23,15

      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.55 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J:club: , J:diamond:
      Hero raises to $1,00, 7 folds, SB calls $0,90, BB raises to $2,50, Hero calls $1,50, SB folds.

        i call here for set value

      Flop: ($6,00) 5:club: , 8:heart: , 6:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $3,00, Hero calls $3,00.

        he is betting so small=weak, can I call this or c/f

      Turn: ($12,00) Q:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $6,00, BB calls $6,00.

        I think his check is Ak so I bet, and when he calls know I'm beat

      River: ($24,00) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $24,00


      how should I play?
  • 5 replies
    • cindy1985
      cindy1985
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      Joined: 13.11.2007 Posts: 358
      You have 25% equity against AK, JJ+. So your call preflop was good in my opinion. Again on the flop, you still have ~25% equity, so you can definitely pay the half pot size bet.

      As played I would check behind the turn and go for a cheap showdown (since he seems inclined to do so), since you would only get worse hand to fold and better hands to call.
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Originally posted by cindy1985
      You have 25% equity against AK, JJ+. So your call preflop was good in my opinion. Again on the flop, you still have ~25% equity, so you can definitely pay the half pot size bet.

      As played I would check behind the turn and go for a cheap showdown (since he seems inclined to do so), since you would only get worse hand to fold and better hands to call.
      #2

      I totally agree with what cindy says.

      TrbunCaesar
    • Cmas
      Cmas
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      Joined: 14.11.2007 Posts: 656
      I don't have to protect against ak? I mean what if an A, K comes on river and he bets?
    • cindy1985
      cindy1985
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      Joined: 13.11.2007 Posts: 358
      On the turn, you have 45% equity against {JJ+, AK}. The pot is 48BB. Suppose you get him to fold JJ and AK (roughly half of his range) by betting xBB and that he will call you with QQ+ (then you are close to dead), you have the following EVs:

      EVcheck = 0.45*48 = 21.6BB
      EVbet = 0.5*48 - 0.5*x

      If you want your bet to be profitable it should be at most 5BB!! (thus encouraging a raise even with AK...). So no, you definitely don't want to protect against AK. If an Ace or a King shows up, just fold.
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
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      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      No, you don't have to protect there. If you really want to protect raise the flop. But I am going with the call flop/check behind turn/ call none A/K river line.

      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar