[NL20-NL50] NL50 QJs 3bet pot flop bluff shove

    • jozata
      Joined: 30.07.2008 Posts: 646
      Full Tilt, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
      UTG: $52.25 (104.5 bb)
      MP: $48.10 (96.2 bb)
      CO: $71.05 (142.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $55.50 (111 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J Q
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB raises to $3.50, BB folds, Hero calls $2.50

      Flop: ($7.50) K 8 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.75, Hero raises to $52 and is all-in, SB calls $42.75 and is all-in

      Turn: ($100.50) A (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($100.50) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)


      Small sample but villain was 3betting big time the previous rounds.
      I decide to call and outplay him postflop. Is 4b/f here an option with this hand/history.
      On the flop I believe I generate the most fold equity by just shoving.A pot sized raise would be 18.75.If I raise this much the pot on the turn would be 45 and I would have 33.25.
      By shoving I think I can get him to fold everything but KK,88,44, AK. He would be in a tough spot with a hand like AcTc as he needs 43% equity which he might not have vs my perceived range.
      So do you agree with the shove here or do you prefer a smaller raise or even a call on the flop? Plans on the turn after a smaller raise or a call?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      preflop: suited broadways are the best for calling 3bets with. They play really well.

      Flop: I don't like the jam.
      1) you look so much like a flush draw
      2) even if this play is +EV, calling is probably more +EV.

      Turn: If you called the Flop you could jam over his turn bet or maybe call and bluff River if he is the type to give up on the river