[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH - 65s: 3bet pot

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,131
      6% 3bet (9% vs co at bu)
      68% cbet 3bet pot
      37% wwsf
      23% wtsd
      3.9k hands

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $61.68 (123.4 bb)
      SB: $150.25 (300.5 bb)
      BB: $51.25 (102.5 bb)
      UTG: $105.84 (211.7 bb)
      MP: $20.31 (40.6 bb)
      Hero (CO): $53 (106 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 6
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, BTN raises to $3.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.25

      Flop: ($7.75) 7 J 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($7.75) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.75, BTN calls $3.75

      River: ($15.25) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $11

      Im normally not calling pre-flop here, but the 3bet was so small that i wanted to speculate.
      Its correct to say that if im betting the turn i should also bet the river? To make him fold AX... the spade was helpful i think.
  • 2 replies
    • pokerferrer
      Joined: 05.03.2008 Posts: 6,347
      Hey, I have played some similar spots. Once I called preflop 98s ip cause thought opponent made too small 3bet. I've lost the hand to a bigger flush.

      Since my opinion is we have to play more likely 4bet vs small 3bets. Just to get a note about sizing. Villians reaction vs 4bet will show us his actual range of such 3betting. But don't make a small 4bet, because most of the time opponent will call it.

      As played I don't like the bluf, I would check-fold every street here.
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Lunitis,

      Preflop call is not good even if villain's sizing is small.

      I prefer betting river if you bet turn, especially given that you have 6-high. Smaller turn bet works in your favour here also, and allows villain to reach river with wider range.

      I'd probably just not fire at all though. I think there will be much better spots. Would have folded preflop also.