[NL2-NL10] NL10 - JJ - 3way pot [13.03.22]

    • DavidDorky
      DavidDorky
      Platinum
      Joined: 18.07.2008 Posts: 5,537
      $0.05/$0.10 Ante $0.02 No Limit Holdem
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($34.15) 342bb
      CO ($23.32) 233bb
      BTN ($10) 100bb
      SB ($23.76) 238bb
      DavidDorky (BB) ($13.10) 131bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.25, 5 players) DavidDorky is BB J:club: J:heart:
      UTG raises to $0.40, CO calls $0.40, 2 folds, DavidDorky calls $0.30

      Flop: 5:club: 7:diamond: 4:diamond: ($1.35, 3 players)
      DavidDorky checks, UTG bets $0.75, CO calls $0.75, DavidDorky ???
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      UTG: 24/18/1.6 - 139 h, Flop CBet: 100(8)
      CO: 27/15/1.4 1,7k h

      What is the best postflop line here and why? :)
  • 5 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop I would usually squeeze here.

      As played, against his rather small cbet and a call I would likely to raise here. Calling is a worse option to me here, since we are OOP and quite a lot of turn cards will be bad, and folding is way too weak.
      If we raise we can get called by worse, plus we would love to take up the pot right here.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • DavidDorky
      DavidDorky
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      Joined: 18.07.2008 Posts: 5,537
      Originally posted by kymupa
      Hello,

      Preflop I would usually squeeze here.
      Vs an (tag) UTG open raise? Why "we turn into a bluff" our JJ?
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Originally posted by DavidDorky
      Originally posted by kymupa
      Hello,

      Preflop I would usually squeeze here.
      Vs an (tag) UTG open raise? Why "we turn into a bluff" our JJ?
      You guys are in a 5player game at that hand, there's a caller in position and you have the worst position on flop. You can hardly get value for your good hand and you are playing guessing games post-flop, which is quite a lot -EV in the long run.

      By squeezing you can

      a) Take the pot right away
      b) make them call with AK/AQ, lower pp's ip
      c) make your post-flop play a lot easier.

      And generally 3-betting is not turning into bluff, you can 3-bet for value but you are beaten if open-raiser 4-bets. And you can make worse hands to call.
    • DavidDorky
      DavidDorky
      Platinum
      Joined: 18.07.2008 Posts: 5,537
      Thanks! :)
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      I agree with CPallo here.

      I wouldn't really say that 24/18 is a TAG, also we have the guy on the CO who has a rather weak range, so we can get expect to get called by worse and we'd love to pick up the 9.5bb which are already in the pot if they fold.