[NL20-NL50] nl20 Pocket 10's Facing Aggression

    • Ghartman
      Ghartman
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      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 270
      €20.00 EUR NL Texas Hold'em

      Seat 4 is the button
      Seat 1: Player1 ( €28.78 EUR ) - VPIP: 24, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 3.1, Hands: 827
      Seat 2: Player2 ( €6.61 EUR ) - VPIP: 30, PFR: 16, 3B: 6, AF: 2.2, Hands: 902
      Seat 3: Player3 ( €20.90 EUR ) - VPIP: 28, PFR: 15, 3B: 7, AF: 1.9, Hands: 798
      Seat 4: Player4 ( €21.43 EUR ) - VPIP: 24, PFR: 17, 3B: 7, AF: 2.3, Hands: 512
      Seat 5: Player5 ( €20.72 EUR )
      Seat 6: Hero ( €35.38 EUR ) - VPIP: 24, PFR: 19, 3B: 9, AF: 2.3, Hands: 41306

      UTG: $28.78 (143.9 bb)
      MP: $6.61 (33.1 bb)
      CO: $20.90 (104.5 bb)
      BTN: $21.43 (107.2 bb)
      SB: $20.72 (103.6 bb)
      Hero (BB): $35.38 (176.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T T
      4 folds, SB raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $1.80, SB raises to $4.80, Hero folds

      Results:
      $3.60 pot
      SB mucked and won $3.60 ($1.80 net)



      This hand was played at an Anon table, villain was pretty new to the table and this was the first time that it had been folded around to him. Around 2 hands worth of stats so I've removed them. I haven't played a hand with him yet.

      So a standard 3bet vs his SB open and I was prepared to 5bet or call a 4bet from him depending on his sizing, but his 4bet is larger than anticipated (pretty good from him considering he's OOP). My question is, in a spot where you are pretty readless regarding villain, what would be the standard line in a spot like this. 10's are like the exact hand where I'm 50/50 as to an optimal line here. I'm usually pretty ok in marginal spots but this one stumped me. Was my fold too tight? Let me know what you think.

      Thanks
  • 4 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,297
      Hey Ghartman,

      As for your standard play at 20nl, you don't want to ship a hand like TT without dynamics. Should be a pretty straightforward fold here, at least as your default play.

      Opponent is likely polarised, but an unknown at this limit is much more likely to be value-raising than bluffing. Once you know this guy might 4bet light then you can start thinking about light ships etc.

      Assuming you felt opponent was possibly light and polarised I'd be inclined to ship TTs rather than flat simply because his bluff-range may have decent equity vs TTs, especially if he is using blockers KQ/K9 type hands. Theoretically the best response vs a polarised range is to flat value hands however.
    • vengeance77
      vengeance77
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      Joined: 18.04.2010 Posts: 9,734
      I had A6h here:) . The bet size isn't standart:)
    • Ghartman
      Ghartman
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      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 270
      Originally posted by vengeance77
      I had A6h here:) . The bet size isn't standart:)
      For real? What, my bet size isn't standard?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,297
      Lol, I think he means his 4bet. 3bet size looks standard to me.