[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL 50 BvB fd on paired board

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $35.24 (70.5 bb)
      SB: $51.53 (103.1 bb)
      Hero (BB): $50.41 (100.8 bb)
      UTG: $54.53 (109.1 bb)
      MP: $35.14 (70.3 bb)
      CO: $54.11 (108.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q A
      4 folds, SB raises to $1.85, Hero calls $1.35

      Flop: ($3.70) T T 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $2, Hero raises to $6.50, SB raises to $15, Hero raises to $48.56, SB calls $33.56

      Turn: ($100.82) A (2 players)
      River: ($100.82) 9 (2 players)

      $100.82 pot ($2.50 rake)
      Final Board: T T 4 A 9
      SB showed J T and won $49.16 (-$1.25 net)
      Hero showed Q A and won $49.16 (-$1.25 net)

      Guy has high barreling tendencies. I am thinking about how to best exploit this.

      Fact is that if I raise unless he has read on me or is very keen on playing back vs me he is going to play pretty straightforward and fold his air and continue with his value.

      But if I don't raise the fact is that unless I hit (which will happen a good amount of the time) I still end up with A high.

      1) call F T and shove river ?

      2) raise on the T? That would again make him honest and we would not profit from the fact that he is very likely 3barreling light on this board.

      3) What is your option ?
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: 3bet this for sure. He doesn't fold to 3bets so you can be sure that you have a ton of value with AQs.

      Flop: There are some boards where I would raise in a single-raised BvB pot. Basically you want to be able to dominate some worse combodraws. This is definitely not one of them.

      Your Ace high here has showdown value, so you can call almost every Flop+Turn while closing your eyes. Hope he gives up on the River and you can showdown your hand.

      By raising the Flop here, you are just isolating yourself vs stronger hands from his range. Unless you are telling me you are bluff raising this flop all day with TX and a bunch of bluffs, then I don't mind raise/shove Flop here if you think he 3bet bluffs the flop a lot.

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Thanks mbml, you made some very clear points in this hand :f_thumbsup:

      One more question though:

      If we don't hit anything till river and he bets turn and check river we don't stab ? You would expect him to check his small pockets on the F/T so we would not have any range to target by betting ?