[NL2-NL10] nl10 SH A8s 3bet from blinds

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      okay to 3bet here? villain is unknown but has played like 3 hands out of 22 and raised them all. i'm assuming he's capable of having a wider range otb. im not too happy about 3betting total junk when i'll be OOP because generally people are calling a lot more IP vs a 3bet so i want some sort of hand.

      considering im not too good postflop should i be 3betting here with this hand? i mean he'll be folding a lot of the time and if i call then i am guaranteed to play OOP without the initiative and not a great hand.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $10.51 (105.1 bb)
      SB: $19.65 (196.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $23.46 (234.6 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.25, SB folds, Hero raises to $0.80, BTN folds

      $0.55 pot
      Hero mucked 8 A and won $0.55 ($0.30 net)
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      First of all I think that this hand is perfectly good for just calling and playing postflop, especially given these odds.
      Anyways, if you don't really feel comfortable playing this hand OOP without the initiative then 3betting is just fine. We want this type of hands in our bluff 3bet range.
      So I think you played this fine.