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[NL20-NL50] KQo cold call 3bet

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,588
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BB): 103.74 BB
      UTG: 248.52 BB (VPIP: 21.65, PFR: 14.43, 3Bet Preflop: 8.57, Hands: 97)
      MP: 134.56 BB (VPIP: 22.65, PFR: 19.65, 3Bet Preflop: 6.34, Hands: 757)
      CO: 154.44 BB (VPIP: 17.57, PFR: 14.59, 3Bet Preflop: 6.12, Hands: 378)
      BTN: 221.44 BB (VPIP: 75.00, PFR: 62.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 25.05, PFR: 21.39, 3Bet Preflop: 11.07, Hands: 1,495)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q:diamond: K:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, SB raises to 10 BB, Hero calls 9 BB, BTN calls 7 BB

      Flop: (30 BB, 3 players) K:diamond: 3:club: A:diamond:
      SB bets 15 BB, Hero calls 15 BB, fold

      Turn: (60 BB, 2 players) K:club:
      SB bets 30 BB, Hero calls 30 BB

      River: (120 BB, 2 players) 2:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 48.74 BB, fold

      Hero shows Q:diamond: K:heart: (Three of a Kind, Kings)
      Hero wins 114 BB

      Is it ok cold call 3bet here? I saw him 3betting K9o, KJo, QQ, TT, A3s, AK. I could 4bet, but I did it already couple of times as bluff with blockers and he shoved each time, so I am not sure if I was unlucky that with his wide 3betting range he had each time nuts, or he shoved light as bluff. So I wanted to play IP vs him, with often better hand, and if we both miss the board, I can often bluff him.

      Is it ok float once ? I expect him to cbet here with all trash hands. He cbets flop 71%, and turn 70%. Do you think he was bluffing both streets? Or maybe had weak Ax.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Cold calling 3bets is in general tough. You get multiway quite often since you give the initial raiser better pot odds and you have a capped range very often.

      I still prefer 4betting here but since you said you got shoved on everytime I can understand how that looks less appealing. Personally I would opt to fold if 4bet would not be profitable. 4betting would always be my first option here though and if you get shoved on light, start cold 4betting these spots with lighter value range like TT+, AK.

      As played pre, postflop is OK. There is an argument for shoving turn though.. you can still represent both of the flushdraws, some combo draws as well.