[NL2-NL10] KQ too strong to 3bet here?

    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2033824
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      BTN: $10.00 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 6, AF: 3.3, Hands: 132, Bu steal:35%
      Hero (SB): $10.05 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2.0, Hands: 65659 He sees my 3betting range as 6%
      BB: $4.45 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 5, 3B: 0, AF: 1.5, Hands: 22
      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 19, 3B: 13, AF: 0.0, Hands: 48
      MP: $14.03 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 16, 3B: 13, AF: 0.8, Hands: 25
      CO: $31.69 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 27, 3B: 10, AF: 4.3, Hands: 63

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with Q :diamond: K :club:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $1

      With K2, A5 we should 3bet, that is for sure. Widening our 3betting range+ we make autoprofit here imo, our 3bet range is only 6% in his eyes (yet).

      KQ may be too strong for that, isnt it? It has more inherent value, which would incline me to call and play postflop. For 3betting I dont need this hand, I could do it with UNO cards aswell: if he folds, it doesnt matter, if he 4bets, I fold.
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Hi Imimba,

      Preflop: I would 3-bet these hands when we can't call because of aggressive BB.

      But as it stands BB is a fish and if we call he can come into the pot with a lot of hands that we just dominate.

      So I would simply call. And BTN also has a much wider range because he is opening there.
    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      Hi Imimba,

      Preflop: I would 3-bet these hands when we can't call because of aggressive BB.

      But as it stands BB is a fish and if we call he can come into the pot with a lot of hands that we just dominate.

      So I would simply call. And BTN also has a much wider range because he is opening there.
      By agressive you mean he 3bets a lot, or when he has high AF postflop, or both? As I think, we dont want to get squeezed, and that is why we do it? (but if BB squeezes a lot, we could even 4bet then and take down the pot, couldnt we?)
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Imimba1
      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      Hi Imimba,

      Preflop: I would 3-bet these hands when we can't call because of aggressive BB.

      But as it stands BB is a fish and if we call he can come into the pot with a lot of hands that we just dominate.

      So I would simply call. And BTN also has a much wider range because he is opening there.
      By agressive you mean he 3bets a lot, or when he has high AF postflop, or both? As I think, we dont want to get squeezed, and that is why we do it? (but if BB squeezes a lot, we could even 4bet then and take down the pot, couldnt we?)
      It would be both.

      If he squeezes a lot we could 4-bet bluff however these type of aggro players also stack off lighter in spots like this (especially since we wouldn't be the PFR so we would get less credit for a hand).