[NL2-NL10] JJ - 3-Bet Pot - HU IP A2s5s

    • Raknyo
      Raknyo
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      Hero (BB): $3.80 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 6, AF: 5.8, Hands: 5254
      UTG: $11.42 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 33, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 3
      MP: $5.03 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 40, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 5
      CO: $1.07 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 17, 3B: 25, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      BTN: $5.70 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 9
      SB: $5.79 - VPIP: 42, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 4.0, Hands: 12

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with J :heart: J :club:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, 2 folds, SB calls $0.13, Hero raises to $0.60, 1 fold, SB calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.35) 5 :club: A :diamond: 2 :club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.70, SB calls $0.70

      Turn: ($2.75) K :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($2.75) 3 :spade: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.95, Hero folds

      PF: Should always be squeezing with JJ right?

      F: I bet hoping to take it down from worse, protect from KJ+ and prevent myself getting bluffed off my hand.

      From a look at my notes, maybe I shouldn't be c-betting here since that A hits his range well so he won't be folding much.

      What are your plans for the hand?
  • 4 replies
    • Dracsharp
      Dracsharp
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      Pf sqz is good but not mandatory, mp could be a tight reg, and if they 4bet we fold or they just call we have no idea how good is our card is against them. I would check how many tables they play to guess who is a reg and who is not.

      Well obviously have no idea how sb play but i would aim for a checkdown. The problem is Ax can bet kk- won't be very eager, and his range is almost only ax and pp. Once k hits the turn it doesn't change much but even less likely he would just turn his pp into bluff and kq,kk hit so just play c/f.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Hi Raknyo,

      Preflop: I'm assuming we are 3-bet/folding vs unknown MP?

      I like the 3-bet here because SB looks potentially fishy and we can try to isolate him with a good hand and position (which is exactly what happens).

      Postflop: As played the flop cbet is bit thin but we can still get some value from under pairs like 66-TT and draws however villain also has a lot of Ax so I'm not looking to put a lot of money in the pot.

      As played, the turn is pretty ugly and there's no real value in a bet so checking back with the intention of folding to any action is fine. Villains river bet looks more like a value bet and without knowing much about him I would opt to fold here as well.
    • Raknyo
      Raknyo
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      Would value betting so thinly been your first choice or would you have checked behind, if so what are your plans?

      And if you choose to bet thinly, should I have bet smaller, so 1/3 pot instead?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Hi Raknyo,

      I would still bet 1/2 pot and look to check it down. The problem with checking back there is that we don't really know how to continue on the turn/river. Do we call one or two bets or do we just fold the turn?