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[NL20-NL50] FR25 Zoom AJs facing 3 bet from SB

    • ChangNoi77
      Joined: 27.06.2012 Posts: 352
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      SB ($16.50)
      BB ($25)
      UTG ($26.26)
      UTG+1 ($14.92)
      UTG+2 ($29.30)
      MP1 ($13.80)
      Hero ($38.49)
      CO ($66.24)
      BTN ($37.98)

      Dealt to Hero J:spade: A:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, BTN calls $0.75, SB raises to $2.75, fold, Hero calls $2, BTN calls $2

      FLOP ($8.50) 9:diamond: 2:club: Q:spade:

      SB bets $4.46, Hero folds, BTN folds

      SB wins $8.12

      villain is 25/22 over 145 hands. has 3 bet 3/7 from SB and 9% overall.

      Is calling ip with this hand better than a 4 bet bluff without any previous info?

      As played I considered floating but his agg freq was 49% and I fully expected a second barrel.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey ChangNoi77,

      In a HU pot, AJs is strong enough to flat vs wide 3better. Given that BTN is now going to get great odds to overcall if you flat, it's probably better to turn your hand into a 4bet bluff in this spot. Otherwise you will be playing 3way a lot.

      In a HU pot on the flop you should be calling here most of the time. In a 3way pot it's fine to fold because SB's range will be stronger for cbetting. Also SB has a shorter stack, he's less likely to bet flop if he isn't committed. Folding is fine.