[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] KTs vs a min-resteal from a fish

    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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      SB: $6.85 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 7.5, Hands: 92
      BB: $4.41 - VPIP: 66, PFR: 8, 3B: 5, AF: 2.7, Hands: 88 -- FSteal: 71, CB: 40, WTS: 20
      UTG: $5.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 2, AF: 1.0, Hands: 146
      MP: $5.02 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 1.8, Hands: 115
      CO: $11.71 - VPIP: 33, PFR: 8, 3B: 0, AF: 4.0, Hands: 24
      Hero (BTN): $5.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 3.9, Hands: 23104

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with T :club: K :club:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold, BB raises to $0.19, Hero calls $0.07

      Flop: ($0.40) 5 :diamond: Q :club: 2 :spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25

      Turn: ($0.90) T :spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35

      River: ($1.60) A :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1.35, BB folds

      On the flop I should conclude that he hit a queen and fold my backdoors?

      Turn gets small, so I reckoned maybe he doesn't have a queen.

      On the river he bets again. Probably he does have a queen, but it's scared. So I decide to bluff him off a queen, because I can't really call with my 3rd pair.
  • 4 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: Calling the min 3-bet for draws/2p is fine

      Postflop: I dislike your play from start to finish.

      You have a tight fishy guy that min 3-bets you preflop. This can be a misclick but it's usually a nutty hand like AQ+, JJ+ so we should fold that flop right away.

      I doubt he ever folds a Qx there as fish don't fold flopped top pair often. Best case scenario for us you caught him on a JJ type hand.

      Remember the saying: "don't bluff fish"?
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Remember the saying: "don't bluff fish"?

      Yeah...I do :f_biggrin:

      I based my decision mainly on his bet sizing tells (small bet = weak hand, according to the fishes), and his WTS also seemed solid... it's not 40, and not even 30. I know that 88 hand sample sucks, but still some piece of info.

      I agree with folding the flop, and the rest of the hand was kinda: "okay, I got a pair, and he bets small....okay, the river is a scare card, and he bets very small..."

      But I should definitely reconsider my passion to pushing fish around...in most cases the won't fold, you are right.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Th334
      Remember the saying: "don't bluff fish"?

      Yeah...I do :f_biggrin:

      I based my decision mainly on his bet sizing tells (small bet = weak hand, according to the fishes), and his WTS also seemed solid... it's not 40, and not even 30. I know that 88 hand sample sucks, but still some piece of info.

      I agree with folding the flop, and the rest of the hand was kinda: "okay, I got a pair, and he bets small....okay, the river is a scare card, and he bets very small..."

      But I should definitely reconsider my passion to pushing fish around...in most cases the won't fold, you are right.
      Have you not seen plenty of fish that bet small to keep you in (with their nutty hands), especially in 3-bet pots?

      I see that all the time at the lower limits (and not only). Plus a lot of them can't even fold a "strong" hand like Qx there.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Actually I have! I just never realized that it's something they do often.

      Thanks Bogdan.