[NL2-NL10] TT - Bad 3-Bet OOP

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2148795
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      BTN: $5.00
      Hero (SB): $5.26
      BB: $7.68
      UTG: $7.93
      MP: $10.96
      CO: $4.60

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is SB with T :spade: T :club:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.15, CO calls $0.15, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.60, 3 folds

      We don't have too much showdown value against two opponents but we have the best hand here often.

      We could bet here to get either play to fold over cards which would have decent equity against us.

      Since this hand does relatively well against both players ranges, but not too good against their 3 bet calling / 4-bet ranges then I think a call here to not overplay hand is preferred.

      We can then hope to see a cheap showdown if over card hits or bet for value with an overpair to the board.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Raknyo,

      I prefer to just call here and not turn our hand into a bluff (generally speaking) however it appears that CO may be a recreational player in which case I'd prefer to try and isolate him with a 3-bet.

      If he is just shorter and not a recreational player then calling is better.