[NL2-NL10] zoom NL2 failed bluff pre

    • redrawstump
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244

      I 3-bet this pre as a bluff, Is this a reasonable line? I'm blocking an ace and I have straight and flush possibilities if I'm called. Should I have had a stab at the post-flop play at any point? I thought a flop cbet was thin as I have no equity and plenty of draws will call. Whould a turn cbet have been a waste of money? I can rep the queen and the flush I guess...


      Known Players:
      MP2: $3.98 - 199 bb
      MP3: $6.51 - 326 bb
      CO: $2.45 - 123 bb
      BU: $1.07 - 54 bb
      SB: $7.72 - 386 bb
      BB: $1.84 - 92 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: , 4:spade:
      Hero posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), MP2 folds, MP3 raises for $0.06, 2 folds, Hero 3-bets $0.17, BB folds, MP3 calls

      Flop: ($0.38 - 19 bb) J:heart: , 8:club: , 2:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks

      Turn: ($0.38 - 19 bb) Q:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks

      River: ($0.38 - 19 bb) 9:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Red,

      Preflop: Since we are -3betting OOP we should make this bigger preflop. You are not even making the raise 9 BB. It's in fact only 8.5 BB so villain will call you with a wide range, especially since you guys are super deep. So in this case I would 3-bet to at least 24c (because of how deep we are). Normally OOp we can 3-bet 10-12 x BB.

      Postflop: As played we can take one stab at the pot and then let it go. There are plenty of hands that can fold given how small we 3-bet preflop.