[NL20-NL50] JTo 3bet BU

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

      BB: 99.5 BB
      UTG: 100 BB
      MP: 162.85 BB
      CO: 122.6 BB
      Hero (BTN): 210.95 BB
      SB: 46 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:spade: T:heart:

      fold, MP raises to 2 BB, fold, Hero raises to 7 BB, fold, fold, MP calls 5 BB

      Flop: (15.5 BB, 2 players) 2:club: K:heart: J:heart:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (15.5 BB, 2 players) 8:heart:
      MP bets 7.75 BB, Hero calls 7.75 BB

      River: (31 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:
      MP bets 23.25 BB, Hero calls 23.25 BB

      MP shows A:club: 5:club: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 57%, Flop 17%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows J:spade: T:heart: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 43%, Flop 83%, Turn 95%)
      Hero wins 73.65 BB

      144 hands VPiP 20 PFR 15, fold to 3bet 73,

      I like to 3bet from BU the most, usually with suited cards, but JT also since it hits top pair, or straight draw often. I also get often fold preflop or fold flop. I 3bet 20 from BU, is it too wide?

      Is it ok check back flop, I dont have 3 streets of value, and when I show weakness flop he might be bluffing with missed PP, or gutshot, fd on turn, if he is passive I might get once call by PP or gutshot, fd.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey mlatasrb,

      Preflop 3bet is fine so long as you realise you are doing it as a bluff, it's way too thin to be a value bet.

      Your flop reasoning is good in this spot. You can't get 3 streets, checking back is decent.

      The downside is, you turn your hand face-up vs a perceptive villain. I.e you nearly always have Jx, QQ, TT, or a weak Kxs. A good villain can fire 2 streets as a bluff and fold you off most of your range.

      For this reason you always have to call a turn bet. Whether you call a river bet depends on how good/aggressive you think villain is. Some villains will stab the turn and check/fold river which is the worst possible line vs your range. I would probably put most 20nl unknowns in this category and fold river here.

      If you knew your opponents was a smart thinking reg you can call 2streets. You could also think about cbetting your hand on flop vs a smart reg to avoid turning your hand face up.