[NL20-NL50] 3bet pre and thoughts on delayed cbet?

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      PKR, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $26.64 (106.6 bb)
      SB: $32.32 (129.3 bb)
      BB: $9.29 (37.2 bb)
      UTG: $19.83 (79.3 bb)
      MP: $22.17 (88.7 bb) 35/25/3.0/0.0/25/42 Fold to 3bet 75%(4) PFR MP 43%
      CO: $25.43 (101.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 6 5
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.75, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.25, 2 folds, MP calls $1.50

      Thoughts on the preflop play against this guy?

      I'm trying to widen my 3bet range from BU. Not enough sample but I think against him I can 3bet light since he seems to be opening wide.

      Flop: ($4.85) T Q A (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($4.85) A (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $3.23, MP folds

      I do this sometimes, bet the turn cause he clearly has nothing even though I rep nothing. Very unbalanced play and I get away with it sometimes just don't know if its a good habit to adopt.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: He opens wide and folds 3 out of 4 times. I think this is a good spot to 3bet him and if he calls that's fine cos he seems like a weak player.

      Flop: I like the delayed Cbet. This is a board which he should be connecting with really often with all his broadways. I think he should be playing very honestly, and I expect him to continue checking again on the Turn with pocket pairs below the Ten and folding to a Turn bet. At the same time, I think he would often lead the Turn with QX/AX so you save yourself some money when he actually has something.

      And delayed cbets are usually better than Flop cbets if you have little equity to improve on future streets, like in this hand where you don't really have strong backdoors (maybe backdoor diamonds but I prefer having both the backdoor FD and SD).