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[NL2-NL10] Middle pair on flop

    • Castle93
      Joined: 06.06.2011 Posts: 1,458
      Party Poker $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2053728
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      CO: $24.79 - VPIP: 4, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: Infinity, Hands: 26
      BTN: $28.23 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1.3, Hands: 23
      SB: $24.77 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 10, 3B: 7, AF: 1.3, Hands: 218
      BB: $9.30 - VPIP: 70, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.8, Hands: 23
      UTG: $25.00 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 127
      Hero (MP): $8.95 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 14, 3B: 8, AF: 4.0, Hands: 4334

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP with J :club: Q :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.70, 3 folds, BB calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.50) A :heart: 5 :club: J :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, BB folds

      Do you 3bet a board like this, I can check behind for PC but if villain is a thinking player I kinda turn my hand face up. Also if i check behind I give myself a tough spot on the turn and river if hes starts betting out?

      Alex :)
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop raising is good.

      I think we can definitely tell for sure that villain isn't a thinking player according to his statistics.
      Also, I think that there are quite a few pros of checking the flop - we control the pot, also by checking we underrepresent our hand and by doing this we can more easily extract value from worse here. I think this might be a good option also considering that he isn't aggressive at all so he'd probably not put us in too many tough spots.
      I wouldn't say that betting is bad at all. It will definitely show profit and even if we get called we could have the best hand and if we are behind we usually have 5 outs to improve (6 if we take under consideration the backdoor FD).