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[NL20-NL50] SH20 - Defend vs Sqz

    • chocular77
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,102
      BTN: 21/19 (40 hands)


      $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Holdem
      5 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by

      UTG ($23.32) 117bb
      cincinkid (CO) ($20.30) 102bb
      BTN ($20.61) 103bb
      SB ($19.80) 99bb
      BB ($54.63) 273bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.30, 5 players) cincinkid is CO A 9
      1 fold, cincinkid raises to $0.60, BTN calls $0.60, SB raises to $2.80, 1 fold, cincinkid raises to $5.80, BTN folds, SB goes all-in $19.80, cincinkid folds

      Just started the table. My openraise is 29% on CO and i fold 69% to 3B.
      I know it's rather high but because this is a new plattform i don't have much data on all the regs.

      Since it's the first 3B from SB against me i decided to 4B right away
      against such an aggressive 3Bter/sqzer so he thinks twice the next time
      and tightens his 3B range a little bit in the future.
      Besides i get a lot of foldequity against his huge range and i got the A as blocker.

      What's the best play in such a situation if this is the first hand against SB?
      Was not sure about the size too.
      I only need 34,7% equity to call which is not much
      but i couldn't even call against TT+,AQ+ so i didn't commit myself.

      Final Pot: $26.30

      SB wins $26.40 (net +$6.60)

      cincinkid lost $5.80
      BTN lost $0.60
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Chocular,

      Preflop: Compared to the T9o hand this is a much better spot to 4-bet as a bluff.

      The bluff has to work roughly just as often however villain is more likely to be bluffing (no fish to isolate and he doesn't have position on either of us) and on top of that we have a great blocker.

      So I like our 4-bet here especially if the games you play in are aggressive (and this hand is one of the first at the table).