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[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH, KQo OOP vs BU

    • dienaszaglis
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
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      UTG ($9.32) 93bb
      UTG+1 ($10) 100bb
      CO ($10) 100bb
      BTN ($13.49) 135bb 29/20, ST: 52, CB: 80, SD: 64, F3B: 100(4), 80h
      HERO (SB) ($12.43) 124bb
      BB ($12.30) 123bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) HERO is SB Q:club: K:heart:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, HERO calls $0.25, 1 fold

      Flop: 8:club: 5:spade: J:diamond: ($0.70, 2 players)
      HERO checks, BTN bets $0.45, HERO folds

      More of a general question - which hands should I flat, which to 3-bet?
      I`m flatting suited JT, QJ, KQ, AQ, KJ and pairs 22-JJ.

      I`m 3-betting top of my range, small Axs, some off-suit broadways.
      So, is KQo good enough to flat here?

      Hard to play OOP, also I don`t have too much equity.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: In the SB you should try not to have a flatting range. I just 3bet everything here. It's not good to have BB come along (by squeezing or calling)
    • dienaszaglis
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999

      By 3-betting it will be much easier to play!
      Do you think, flatting small PP`s is OK?
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      They generally don't play that well from SB

      Something to note: Small pocket pairs play well for stacks preflop (they have high PF equity) or in single-raised pots (they can flop sets) but fare poorly in 3b pots.

      1. Pot odds are less favourable than in BB
      2. I think having BB overcall when you have 22 isn't too bad
      3. Really bad if you get squeezed cos you can't really continue
      4. I like 3betting vs an aggro 4better cos you can re-jam over
      5. Remember that folding is an option.

      Playability is generally poor so I'll fold vs good players. Vs a mediocre or bad player, calling is fine. Do you think you are that much better than your opponent though? That's the main thing to think about.