[NL2-NL10] 88 vs aggressive oponent

    • staselu
      staselu
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2008 Posts: 532
      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      UTG: $17.13 (171.3 bb)
      Hero (MP): $11.28 (112.8 bb)
      CO: $5.02 (50.2 bb)
      BTN: $14.85 (148.5 bb)
      SB: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $4.35 (43.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 8 8
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO folds, BTN calls $0.30, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.75) K 6 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN raises to $0.97, Hero calls $0.57

      Turn: ($2.69) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.20, Hero folds

      BU
      loose aggressive
      36/24
      3bet 7%
      cold call 29%
      fold to flop cbet IP 64%
      raise cbet IP 16%
      aggression frequency flop/turn/river 40/35/28
      hands 6.5K
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Staselu,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Flop should be a bet/fold despite the small raise he makes.

      We play versus a somewhat aggro guy and have a weak hand, so we need t o expect at least another barrel. So fold flop and move on.

      Now, if he often raises like this we can start ck/calling versus him and keeping the pots smaller (and avoid betting as pure bluff).
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      How about 3-bet/fold on flop? If he raises often on such dry boards, then he would have to give up all his bluffs. This could be a spot to turn our hand into a bluff.

      Agree w check/call, too.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by CPallo
      How about 3-bet/fold on flop? If he raises often on such dry boards, then he would have to give up all his bluffs. This could be a spot to turn our hand into a bluff.

      Agree w check/call, too.
      You could bluff 3-bet the flop but it's not a good habit to get into. First, we wouldn't really 3-bet the flop for value. Second, our equity is poor so if called we rely on 2 outs. And third, we play versus an aggro guy that may raise Kx and go with it enough for us to not be able to bluff profitably.