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[NL2-NL10] NL10 6max 3bet pot second pair

    • ilioas
      Joined: 24.11.2008 Posts: 305
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $10.15
      BTN: $10.00
      SB: $5.33 28/10 - 810 hands Folds to 3bet 18/24 (75%)
      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $10.60
      MP: $11.76

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:diamond: 8:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, SB calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.80, 2 players) 8:heart: 4:spade: J:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.90, SB calls $0.90

      Turn: ($3.60, 2 players) 5:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.50, SB calls $2.50

      River: ($8.60, 2 players) 9:heart:
      SB bets $1.03 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.03

      SB shows 4:club: 4:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Fours) (Pre 52%, Flop 94%, Turn 100%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: 8:diamond: (One Pair, Eights) (Pre 48%, Flop 6%, Turn 0%)
      SB wins $10.13

      Preflop - The villain is shortstack. My 3bet is in polarized 3betting range.
      His call leads towards broadway cards like AK, AQ, AJ, KQ,

      Flop is favorite to me and I go for value bet.
      He calls so I go for another value bet on turn and after that I am already tied to pot, so I call river bet.

      Another more cautious way of playing this hand would be to go slow check back and then call turn bet and call river bet.

      Looking at this scenario it does not matter if I have A8 or AJ if he has AA-QQ, sets. Value bets would be the same.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,331
      Hey ilioas,

      Preflop 3bet as a bluff is fine.

      If you are expecting him to fold sufficiently often to 3bets, you must also expect him to continue with a tight range.

      While I think a cbet for protection vs stuff like KQ/AQ on the flop is fine, I don't really see which worse hands from villains range are going to call a 2nd barrel.

      From the turn onwards I would look to get to showdown. Checking back the flop is another option as you mention. Whether you check or bet depends on how comfortable you feel calling a turn bet with your pair of 8s.