[NL20-NL50] #10 A8 nl20

    • ilidek
      ilidek
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      Joined: 06.07.2010 Posts: 2,952
      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $24.63 (123.2 bb)
      SB: $20.10 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $20 (100 bb)
      UTG: $46.78 (233.9 bb)
      MP: $19.46 (97.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 8:heart: A:heart:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.40, CO folds, Hero raises to $1.60, SB calls $1.50, 2 folds

      Flop: ($3.80) 9:diamond: T:diamond: K:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2, SB folds

      is cbet with intention of second barrel on every hear J/Q/A is good here?
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey ilidek,

      Preflop 3bet as a bluff vs MP is good if he has a high Ft3bet. I think you can get a better price on your bluff, you still represent a very strong range whether you bet $1.20 or $1.60.

      When you 3bet in these position and get cold-called, SB usually has a pretty strong range. I'd just give up postflop. 2 barreling vs his range is a little over-played imo.
    • ilidek
      ilidek
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      Yeah but that was 3b for value, I think Mp wouldn't mini raise some nutz from MP. Sb called my 3b mp just fold. CC tend to have some good hands in his range?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Originally posted by ilidek
      Yeah but that was 3b for value, I think Mp wouldn't mini raise some nutz from MP. Sb called my 3b mp just fold. CC tend to have some good hands in his range?
      I think in general A8s will be a little weak for a value 3bet in this spot, even though MP min-raises. Flatting might be an option. If I were to 3bet this hand it'd definitely be as a bluff unless MP was really terrible.

      Usually when opponents cold-call 3bets as in the case of SB, they are pretty strong. It may be ok to fire one bet to get villain to fold any PP but it's not necessary. There is always the option of delayed cbet if villain checks twice. I think 2barrels is overplayed.