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[NL20-NL50] KTo

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

      BB: 40.86 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      UTG: 122.52 BB (VPIP: 24.03, PFR: 20.27, 3Bet Preflop: 8.47, Hands: 1,172)
      MP: 203 BB (VPIP: 23.52, PFR: 18.64, 3Bet Preflop: 8.62, Hands: 588)
      CO: 30.78 BB (VPIP: 25.93, PFR: 3.70, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 28)
      BTN: 96.5 BB (VPIP: 25.25, PFR: 21.86, 3Bet Preflop: 10.26, Hands: 1,029)
      Hero (SB): 99 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.5 BB, Hero calls 2 BB, BB calls 1.5 BB

      Flop: (7.5 BB, 3 players) 8:heart: 4:diamond: T:heart:
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets 5.62 BB, Hero calls 5.62 BB, BB calls 5.62 BB

      Turn: (24.36 BB, 3 players) 7:club:
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets 18.26 BB, Hero calls 18.26 BB, fold

      River: (60.88 BB, 2 players) T:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      He steals from bu 52%, cbets flop 72%, turn 40%. Fold to 3bet 67% from bu.

      I started calling from blinds more often vs people who steal around 50%, before in NL20 I was 3betting mostly but in NL50 people call more often or 4bet. Also when I just call vs bu or sb most of people barrel as bluff, so when I hit I can win larger pots comparing to when I 3bet preflop, I guess.

      I am not sure if it is good to call from sb, because bb can sqeeze so often? Maybe better 3bet from sb more often and call from bb?

      On turn fold? He could have fd, set, overpair, tough spot he bets so big vs 2 guys. I planned to fold river. Should I donk river? I would get called by overpair almost always, but I am not sure if it is better check call because he might bet with his overpair or with missed draw. If I would donk, should I call shove? He could have fh, or AT, 9J which are better and all are in his range.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Preflop you have to think differently of SB and BB like you mentioned. BB can squeeze and you are not guaranteed to be HU pot like if you would call from BB. You also invite BB in when flatting SB and he will take part of your equity share in the pot so squeezing is not the only problem.

      From the SB you can very often use just 3bet/fold strategy. The whole point is to put loads of pressure on BU with a wide undefined and uncapped range. If he calls you have spots to barrel, if he 4bets, you have stuff to jam.

      The way you played the hand is fine. I don't think you should fold turn. It gives him too much bluff equity with hands like 79s, 89, 9x, flushdraws still barrel probably. You ofc never have an easy decision though.. that's just the problem of being OOP with a mediocre hand.. never easy.