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[NL20-NL50] NL50 AQ 3bet pot

    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $26.61 (53.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $55.64 (111.3 bb)
      SB: $51.60 (103.2 bb)
      BB: $20 (40 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
      CO folds, Hero raises to $1.12, SB raises to $3, BB folds, Hero calls $1.88

      Flop: ($6.50) 3 6 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.50, SB calls $3.50

      Turn: ($13.50) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($13.50) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $4, Hero folds

      $13.50 pot ($0.61 rake)
      Final Board: 3 6 4 9 5
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$6.50 net)
      SB mucked and won $12.89 ($6.39 net)

      700 hands
      3bet SB vs steal 7%
      3bet vs open BU 6.7% (60)
      cbet flop in 3bet pot: 2 in 5

      The plan was to bet once or bet 3 times, deciding that on the turn. I did't think the 9 was an awesome card so I decided to give up.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Preflop is definitely fine... Moving along, the flop is not that great for our hand. Betting should still show a profit given we don't get raised that often and we have our equity. On the turn, you don't get anything to fold, I agree so I don't mind giving up but at the same time if you know he has a relatively low WTSD like 23% I would still be tempted to triple barrel. You can call quite wide vs a small 3bet and therefore can also rep more low card hands.

      On the river, after he doesn't cbet and leads so small I'm thinking if we can bluff raise or not. We can definitely have a hand like 76 ourselves, we can have a flushdraw that wanted a free river and we can have 78 that didn't want to get raised off on the turn either so representing some value hands is possible plus I think we have such value hands more often than our opponent and his range is more likely a hand like TT-JJ. Ofc, that hand is the same as AA vs our range but he has fewer combos of such bluffcatchers, which matters when deciding to bluff or not.