[NL20-NL50] T9s preflop

    • daisuke3823
      daisuke3823
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      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $25.10
      BB (Hero):
      $25.35
      MP2:
      $10.75
      MP3:
      $29.03
      CO:
      $25.98
      BU:
      $25.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, 9.
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.35, CO raises to $6.00, Hero folds, CO gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.45.

      157 hands   vpip24 pfr20 open from CO 47 wtsd15 fold to 3 BET 50 call 25  4BET25              

      should I call ?
  • 4 replies
    • nooni2k
      nooni2k
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      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Going out on a limb a bit here....

      If I'm reading your stats correctly then villain is opening wide from the CO and 4betting a lot.

      So one way to deal with that is to alter your 3betting range to include a lot of hands that you're happy to 5bet shove i.e. suited aces and PPs 77+ or similar

      He's probably 4betting lots of hands with blockers that can't call a shove, so FE is good. If you do run into the top of his range like TT+/AK then a range consisting of PPs and suited A-high will have okay equity.

      This concept is still work-in-progress for me so I'd like to hear other's thoughts
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey guys,

      nooni2k is correct to some extent. The 3bet/5bet range he suggests will probably have enough equity but now, do a small check in Equilab and see what is the difference between 22 and 77 vs TT+, AK. :D

      You don't have enough hands on him to be decisive about 3bet/5beting that range. I also think you can consider just calling preflop. He opens ~45% from CO, you are closing the action and have a good hand. I would opt for preflop call and continue from there.
    • nooni2k
      nooni2k
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      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Originally posted by EmanuelC16
      do a small check in Equilab and see what is the difference between 22 and 77 vs TT+, AK. :D
      At work without access to Equilab but I'm guessing they're actually virtually identical!
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Yes, they are very close.


             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    70.12%  69.83%   0.29% { TT+, AKs, AKo }
      MP3    29.88%  29.59%   0.29% { 22 }




             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    68.55%  68.36%   0.19% { TT+, AKs, AKo }
      MP3    31.45%  31.26%   0.19% { 77 }


      Therefore, it's likely that if we can 3bet/5bet 77 and expect calls only from TT+, AK, we will be able to do so with 22 as well since the equity difference is less than 2%. :)