[NL20-NL50] 55 3bet

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,587
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 28.8 BB (VPIP: 18.60, PFR: 16.41, 3Bet Preflop: 8.51, Hands: 130)
      UTG: 132.88 BB (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 17.95, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 40)
      MP: 100 BB (VPIP: 20.42, PFR: 16.72, 3Bet Preflop: 6.12, Hands: 2,690)
      CO: 108.06 BB (VPIP: 16.30, PFR: 14.07, 3Bet Preflop: 7.83, Hands: 556)
      BTN: 103.48 BB (VPIP: 23.36, PFR: 20.41, 3Bet Preflop: 10.11, Hands: 1,956)
      Hero (SB): 115.08 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 5:diamond: 5:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, CO calls 7 BB

      Flop: (21 BB, 2 players) 3:spade: A:club: 6:heart:
      Hero bets 13 BB, CO calls 13 BB

      Turn: (47 BB, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: (47 BB, 2 players) 5:spade:
      Hero bets 92.08 BB, CO calls 85.06 BB

      CO shows 7:heart: 7:diamond: (One Pair, Sevens) (Pre 82%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      Hero shows 5:diamond: 5:heart: (Three of a Kind, Fives) (Pre 18%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 211.12 BB

      I am not sure how good or bad it is to 3bet small PP versus CO and BU? I think it is extremly hard to play it profitable if I call 2bet, because CO and BU are not going to pay me off when I hit, and I will have to give up often when I dont hit.

      So is it better fold preflop or 3bet? I guess it is ok to 3bet versus opponents who fold > 66% to 3bet, and give up on non A, K high boards, and to fold versus opponents who call a lot 3bet IP.

      Is river shove ok? I think he has Ax, so I wanted that my bet looks as bluff, and if he has Ax he should call anyway.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      I think you should be able to call profitably if there is no high chance of getting squeezed behind. You can float and also use the small pairs as flop raising hands as a bluff if you raise a polarised range (complete air and very strong draws/nuts). They are weak enough to be that air part of your range and also make the nuts sometimes. :)

      Usually, small pairs are best to 3bet when you expect to jam over a wide 4bet range. If you just 3bet and expect folds, it's ofc also fine. It's worst to 3bet when you expect many calls imo.