[NL20-NL50] [SH] nl 50 JJ pf

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      MP: $22.18 (44.4 bb)
      CO: $51.20 (102.4 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $66.65 (133.3 bb)
      SB: $28.45 (56.9 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J J
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, SB raises to $4.50, BB folds, Hero raises to $10, SB raises to $28.45 and is all-in, Hero calls $18.45

      Flop: ($57.40) 9 6 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($57.40) J (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($57.40) 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Guy 3bet 2/22 times SB vs BTN

      What is the best course of action here? He is not having a wide range and I can't expect him to stack off anything wider than AK/JJ+.

      If I flat pre what would be the plan? stack off on lower boards? (and fold 80% of the time when A or K hits ?)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      What is the overall sample here? A few hundred? If he is that tight then calling the 3b would make more sense and you can raise low flops. Short stacks will often make silly plays like bet/calling low flops with AK/AQ high cos they feel committed after having so little money left behind.

      Usually my default would be to 4bet cos people just stack off 77-TT and AJ/AQ all day long in these positions with 50bb but this could be an exception (if your sample on his 3b% is sufficiently large).

      As for your 4bet size, I don't like it. It's way too large and obviously committing. You should make it 9 or even less (8-8.50). Remember that optimal size is such that you can put your opponent in a push/fold mode with the smallest possible size. This allows us to bet smaller with our bluffs (and not get committed).