[NL2-NL10] NL10 QJs 3bet vs steal

    • Vip3rNZ
      Joined: 11.11.2011 Posts: 340
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      BTN: $15.83 (158.3 bb)
      SB: $42.73 (427.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $18.01 (180.1 bb)
      UTG+1: $17.09 (170.9 bb)
      UTG+2: $12.25 (122.5 bb)
      MP1: $9.45 (94.5 bb)
      MP2: $17.59 (175.9 bb)
      MP3: $9.07 (90.7 bb)
      CO: $13.65 (136.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q J
      7 folds, SB raises to $0.25, Hero raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.80) J 3 A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.20, SB calls $1.20

      Turn: ($4.20) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.80, SB raises to $5.80, Hero calls $3

      River: ($15.80) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $34.83 and is all-in, Hero folds

      $15.80 pot ($0.71 rake)
      Final Board: J 3 A J 7
      SB mucked and won $15.09 ($7.19 net)
      Hero mucked Q J and lost (-$7.90 net)

      Villain is 19/16/7.0/0.0/31 hands

      hes opening 40 from CO 33 from BU and 18 from SB so i thought i'd give him a 3bet here.

      Made a standard cbet on flop and continued when i hit another jack on the turn. when he raises i think hes either on slow played set of aces or 3's it was 100bb to call on the turn so i figured he's never doing that with worse then a jack?
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Just flat here.
      In order to 3bet here we have to be sure that he calls very wide so QJ can be a value 3bet.

      As played, I prefer checking back the flop.
      It's hard to get called by worse here, so I'd rather keep the pot small.

      Turn is a good card and I like your bet.
      When he raises I think we probably have to muck this against this guy. I really have a hard time seeing him having any worse Jx (probably JTs or J9s but thats's 2 combos) and everything else beats us.

      On the river folding is fine.

    • Vip3rNZ
      Joined: 11.11.2011 Posts: 340
      Thanks for the reply :D I was hoping for a fold on the flop, but now i see that was just a gamble, i had no reason to believe he would fold there.

      Reason i 3bet and not flat is because i'm not so good with this kind of hand postflop, better get studying :D