[NL2-NL10] AA utg 3bet by shorty in BB, BU sticks around

    • gavinonymous
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      BU seems loose and aggressive 42/38/6.0 3bet 27% after 24 hands.. not much but an indication.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $36.16 (361.6 bb)
      SB: $36.43 (364.3 bb)
      BB: $1.53 (15.3 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $17.41 (174.1 bb)
      MP: $9.55 (95.5 bb)
      CO: $4.52 (45.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.30, SB folds, BB raises to $1.53 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.23, BTN calls $1.23

      I decided to flat to keep BU in the hand, felt that raising would look too strong.

      Flop: ($4.64) 9 3 9 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero bets $2.40, BTN calls $2.40

      Cbet (is it a donk?) kind of small, I was thinking to check back, but what 9's would he call pf? A9? K9? maybe T9, or 89, but it's a small part of his range. When he flats, I think flush draw, or more likely pocket pairs 77, 88, TT, JJ.

      Turn: ($9.44) K (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $4.10, Hero raises to $13.48 and is all-in

      Turn check raise for value. I was a bit concerned about the stack size earlier in the hand but thought calling wasn't an option, I'd not know what to do on the river.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Considering BU's stats and the fact that we are deep, I'd rather 4bet like $2.8 preflop.

      As played, I like betting on the flop.

      I don't really like check/shoving the turn being so deep - I would rather bet around $4 here.