[NL2-NL10] nl10 SH JJ

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
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      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J.
      3 folds, BU raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, BB folds, BU calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.9) 3, 5, K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.95, BU calls $0.95.

      Turn: ($3.8) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU checks.

      River: ($3.8) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $3.00, Hero calls $3.00.

      Final Pot: $9.8.

      Results follow:

      BU shows a pair of fives(7s 4s).
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and fives(Jc Jd).

      Hero wins with two pairs, jacks and fives(Jc Jd).

      i 3bet pre for value, however villain is an unknown: 75/75 over 10 hands.

      people seem happy enough calling 3bets IP pretty wide so i expect calls most of the time. a 4bet would suck and i would fold so maybe this in itself favours a call instead but there are lots of flops that i will be in tough spots on if i don't have the initiative...

      on the flop i think i can get value from many Ax hands with the draw, TT/99/88 or whatever and any floats with QJs/JTs etc. not 100% sure about my bet but i reckon it does keep things simple for me.

      on the turn i planned to check/call once and check/fold the river... not sure if this is a good plan or not. once villain checks back i'm pretty sure he doesn't have a K but i'm not 100% about this either. river is such a blank so i decided to check/call once more to catch any stabs he might have. his bet is pretty damn big for a 3bet pot but given my line i think it seems quite bluffy...

      i'm not very good in 3bet pots and this obviously represents one of the more difficult spots since i'm OOP, but i have to learn sometime.

  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: Given starting positions I think it's an easy 3b/5b for value. Even at NL10 people are just stacking off significantly lighter these days.

      Flop: We have the options of check/call or bet. check/call makes our hand face-up vs decent hand readers but is my preferred option vs weaker players. He seems like a weaker player over a smaller sample so this is my preferred option.

      If you do bet, I'm probably c/c Turn or river, assuming he has a wide floating range on the Flop. I'm not going to c/c T AND R though, I think weaker players don't fire multi-street bluffs that much