[NL20-NL50] T9o bb against BU

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BB): 426.55 BB
      UTG: 174.45 BB
      MP: 130.5 BB
      CO: 67.85 BB
      BTN: 121.95 BB
      SB: 185.9 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T:spade: 9:club:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, fold, Hero calls 1.5 BB

      Flop: (5.5 BB, 2 players) T:club: 5:club: J:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: (5.5 BB, 2 players) 4:spade:
      Hero bets 2.75 BB, BTN calls 2.75 BB

      River: (11 BB, 2 players) 6:heart:
      Hero bets 5.5 BB, BTN calls 5.5 BB

      Hero shows T:spade: 9:club: (One Pair, Tens) (Pre 48%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      BTN shows 7:spade: 7:club: (One Pair, Sevens) (Pre 52%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 20.9 BB

      423 hands, VP 24, PFR 20, attempt to steal BU 36, fold steal to 3bet 80.

      I usually dont call bb because I dont like playing OOP, but recently I am trying to call more often because I see that I am mostly losing from bb and sb because I fold bad cards too often like this one, and 3bet with playable.

      IS my line ok ?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mla,

      Preflop: Villain hardly steals wide on the BTN. 36% is not a lot by any means and T9o plays poorly. So I would recommend folding this here. Against really wide BTN steals we can defend weaker hands.

      Keep in mind that you lose in SB and BB because you start at a disadvantage.

      For example, if you were to fold EVERY SB hand you would lose 50bb/100 (half a BB a hand). If you were to fold every BB hand you lose 100bb/100 (one BB a hand). So you see that you are already starting at a disadvantage.

      As played I think river is a bit thin given that villain can also have many better Tx and such. We can also consider ck/calling to let him bet his floats (like draws he called on turn with).