[NL20-NL50] NL50sh - QTs 3bet pot with some history

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hey guys,

      Stats:
      24/21/272hands
      Decent regular
      Fold to 3b 4/7
      1/4 foldtocbet so far

      History:
      I did 3bet him a like 8 hands ago with a bluff and took down the pot postflop
      Few hands later I 3bet him again with AA, he 4bets and I shove, he folds

      Now I 3bet him the 3th time in only a few hands and he might play back a little looser.

      He raised 0 times a cbet so far.

      Almost shoved but realised he could also play QQ+ like that

      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2039821
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      CO: $84.48
      Hero (BTN): $61.50
      SB: $21.83
      BB: $77.29
      UTG: $50.00
      MP: $50.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with Q :heart: T :heart:
      1 fold, MP raises to $1.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $5, 2 folds, MP calls $3.50

      Flop: ($10.75) 9 :spade: 4 :spade: 5 :club: (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $6, MP raises to $12, Hero folds
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      b/f is fine.
      Given your history I would also rather call pre-flop and 3-bet KQ+
      Also if you want you can always check back flop and give up.

      I don´t like shove, since min-raise looks a lot like value and even if he is doing that with 98s or 88, he would not fold to your shove.

      With AA I think flatting would likely have been better option, since if you had 3-bet once he would more likely going to 4-bet bluff

      best regards,
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hmmm I'm not sure about a call preflop. Can I call this profitably? It's +- the bottom I guess.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Problem 3-betting is that he would most likely either going to 4-bet you or call with all the better hands.
      Also you likely have to expect to played back, so thatś why I would prefer going there mostly for value.
      Calling pre-flop does not mean you can´t bluffraise or float postflop and keep pot smaller. Also he may just c/f on bad boards

      best regards,
    • imfromsweden007
      imfromsweden007
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      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726
      Hi,

      Don't think there are any huge issues with any of the three lines pre, we can fold, call or 3bet. I guess my least favourite option would be to 3bet since we apparently have such an aggressive dynamic.

      Flop is a clear bet/fold.