[NL2-NL10] Q9s in SB vs LAG BU

    • gavinonymous
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      BU opens 75% of hands. I 3bet for value knowing he can easily have worse, and to get initiative on flop. He 4bets so small I think I'm priced to call and think I need only a decent amount of equity vs a better hand to go with it post flop.

      His stats are 31/21/5.7 over only 75 hands, and seems aggro and doesn't like to fold to 3bets.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      MP: $4.45 (44.5 bb)
      CO: $5.28 (52.8 bb)
      BTN: $11.24 (112.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $11.38 (113.8 bb)
      BB: $16.20 (162 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q 9
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.35, Hero raises to $1.20, BB folds, BTN raises to $2.50, Hero calls $1.30

      Flop: ($5.10) T T 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.60, Hero raises to $8.88 and is all-in

      I think I'm about 35% against a wide 4betting range (15%) preflop so calling the 4bet should be ok? Do I need about 37% equity on the flop for the rest of the moneys?

      On the flop i c/r I have about 45% against his wide range, and 37% against a tighter range. I don't know about fold equity on the flop here, should I simply shove or even c/f? Is this too ambitious vs a perceived LAG?

      Thanks again for your help.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop I don't mind 3betting, but I can hardly imagine it as a value 3bet - it is just a bluff 3bet.
      When he 4bets, calling with this hand OOP is the worst option so I'd just fold.

      As played, since we hit the FD on the flop, stacking off is fine.