[NL2-NL10] Middle pair and a GS

    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      UTG: $0.57 (28.5 bb)
      MP: $1.96 (98 bb)
      Hero (CO): $2.47 (123.5 bb) (17/14/6.16) 5k hands
      BTN: $2.24 (112 bb) (31/24/11.5/18.8) 106 hands
      SB: $2.63 (131.5 bb)
      BB: $2.97 (148.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T J
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, BTN calls $0.06, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.15) T 9 K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, BTN raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.80, BTN raises to $2.16, Hero folds

      Is c betting here correct? bet fold was an option I decided to 3 bet to see how he reacts. How should this have been played?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Seran,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Why do we 3-bet with very little equity on a very coordinated board just to see how he reacts?

      Normally we 3-bet either for value or a semibluff (we have a draw but would like to also put pressure on some of villains range and get him to fold better holdings).

      Here we have a fishier guy (based on the higher VPIP, lower PFR) that seems aggressive so semibluffing with such a weak semibluff is not my favorite line.

      What was your plan if he called your flop 3-bet?
    • seranpoker
      seranpoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.07.2010 Posts: 276
      Depending on the turn double barelling or Check folding would be my options.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by seranpoker
      Depending on the turn double barelling or Check folding would be my options.
      The pot would be 1.75 and we would have 1.38 behind.

      Do you expect to have any fold equity on the turn or expect many worse hands to call (on any turn other than the 3 safe Qx for us)?