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[NL20-NL50] NL50 ATs vs. small3bet OOP

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,589
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $69.69 (139.4 bb)
      BB: $53.94 (107.9 bb)
      UTG: $52.28 (104.6 bb)
      MP: $34.15 (68.3 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50.57 (101.1 bb)
      BTN: $80.65 (161.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T:club: A:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN raises to $3.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $2

      Flop: ($7.75) 7:club: 4:spade: K:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

      Turn: ($12.75) J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.50, Hero raises to $13.50, BTN raises to $23.50, Hero folds

      Results: $39.75 pot ($1.98 rake)
      Final Board: 7:club: 4:spade: K:diamond: J:diamond:
      Hero mucked T:club: A:club: and lost (-$19.50 net)
      BTN mucked and won $37.77 ($18.27 net)

      47/33 27% 3bet, 25% agg.freq. 38% Cbet 116 hands.

      I know that he check flop with weak pairs in 3bet pots and calls turn.

      I think preflop is ok.

      On the flop? I decided to call for this price and try to take down the pot later or hit.

      On the turn i pick up some equity, but is it a good idea to bluff this guy, even when he bets so small?
  • 2 replies
    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,592
      I think he can raise you even with pure air, because your line looks as a bluff to me. You 4bet probably AK, QQ+, if you would call with KQ, probably you would be very happy to call down his small bets (bluff catch), so I think you represent only KJ here, maybe JJ (if you dont 4bet it)

      His small sizing indicates that he has strong hand and bluff induces you. If you say he checks flop with weaker hands, so he would check with QQ and call down T and R. I dont think he is bluffing purely here, because people usually bet larger to have fold equity.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      Preflop: Very standard call.

      Flop: I'm calling here with the intention of floating on some river cards and taking the showdown on others.

      Turn: This is a pretty unusual spot, I think I prefer calling again. Not too sure how much fold equity you actually have.