[NL2-NL10] Nl2 ; Aj

    • Cuvash
      Joined: 13.09.2012 Posts: 310
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      9 Players
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      UTG ($2.45) 123bb
      UTG+1 ($4.49) 225bb
      MP1 ($1.61) 81bb
      MP2 ($2) 100bb
      MP3 ($4.39) 220bb
      CO ($0.60) 30bb
      BTN ($3.20) 160bb
      Hero (SB) ($2) 100bb
      BB ($0.90) 45bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 9 players) Hero is SB J:spade: A:diamond:
      1 fold, UTG+1 calls $0.02, 2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.06, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.06, Hero raises to $0.26, 1 fold, UTG+1 folds, MP3 calls $0.20, BTN folds

      Flop: 3:club: Q:spade: 6:heart: ($0.62, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks

      Turn: A:spade: ($0.62, 2 players)
      Hero bets $0.36, MP3 calls $0.36

      River: 8:spade: ($1.34, 2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.42, Hero calls $0.42

      How to react preflop?
      What to do on turn?
      What to do on river?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Why did you 3-bet pre-flop? Any spesific reason? I don't say it's wrong, especially if those guys are loose.

      Post-flop, our flop decision should be made based on villain's WTSD and fold to cbet -stats. If he folds a lot, then I'd be ready to bet like 1/2 of pot here. If not, then I'd be looking to check/fold if not unimproved.

      Turn, I think betting is fine, though when MP calls you are most of the time beaten here. River, I'd call this only if we know that he can bluff, though with that prize I'd be tempted to check what he called pre-flop (and see some AK that he played relatively passive post-flop)
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Cuvash,

      Preflop 3bet might be ok, but it's important to understand that it is essentially a bluff. Unless MP3 is a huge fish you are unlikely to get action from worse. In order to gauge how profitable this is we really need additional info on villain such as VPIP/PFR and Ft3bet. Maybe you'd even consider including a little more information about villain in future hands so you can receive a better hand evaluation.

      On the flop, checking when you miss is always going to be fine assuming your 3bet bluff was profitable. However you may have a profitable cbet, we'd want to check villains Ftcbet stat for this.

      On the turn, I think it's a card where villain will bluff with a pretty high frequency. On the other hand if you bet yourself, a lot of the stuff that calls will have you dominated like better Ax. I'd check/call turn.

      It's probably ok to check/fold river even though you get a great price. Whether you should call all comes back down to what type of villain we are facing and what type of hands he can even get to the flop with when he calls a 3bet.