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[NL20-NL50] NL20 Speed AK

    • Mantinis99
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 28
      Villain is regular 23/20 after 800+ hands. EP raise 18, fold to 3b 43, agg 2.0 freq 40.

      Not sure if I should call or 3b before the flop, since he's opening 18% UTG I think 3b is ok.

      By the way, villain is 100bb deep, this is a bug in HEM2, sometimes it doesn't show full stack.

      IPoker No-Limit Hold'em, $0.20 BB (6 handed) - Converted at

      Hero (BB) ($20.74)
      UTG ($12.45)
      MP ($6.84)
      CO ($6.20)
      Button ($24.48)
      SB ($21.91)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:heart: , A:diamond:
      UTG bets $0.70, 4 folds, Hero raises $2.30, UTG calls $1.60

      Flop: ($4.70) 3:club: , J:club: , 7:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, UTG calls $2.50

      Turn: ($9.70) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.60, Hero folds

      Total pot: $9.70
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: 18% is a little wide so I am actually fine with your 3bet. But more importantly, do you 3bet light vs UTG? Your own image is important.

      If you dont 3bet bluff too often then i prefer calling preflop.

      Flop: I think betting once is fine, c/f is fine too (without any backdoor flush draw). I slightly prefer betting with a club. I think we can barrel any Q/A/T/K.

      Here when we bet, we are just hoping to fold out AQ and maybe KQs. He is probably never folding his pocketpairs to one single bet. Which is why i think betting with a club is so important - it just allows us to barrel bluff so many more turns profitably.
    • Mantinis99
      Joined: 02.12.2010 Posts: 28
      Usually I don't 3b bluff vs UTG, but I don't think he knows that, just because this is speed tables and we have only 10s to act on each street, so there is no time to dig into stats. Unless he did homework on me :)