[NL20-NL50] 50NL AK 3bet SBvCO on JJ5

    • dozeer
      Joined: 25.07.2011 Posts: 186
      Full Tilt, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, Rush, 6 Players
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      CO: $293.60 (587.2 bb)
      BTN: $57.10 (114.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $68.05 (136.1 bb)
      UTG: $60.60 (121.2 bb)
      MP: $6.95 (13.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $1.75, CO calls $1.75, BTN folds, Hero raises to $5, 2 folds, CO calls $3.25

      Flop: ($12.25) J 5 J (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.75, CO calls $4.75

      Turn: ($21.75) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $10.50, CO calls $10.50

      River: ($42.75) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks


      Just a quick line check.

      How many barrels do you like on this run out with our hand vs unknown?

  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: The squeeze size is way too small. You should make it at least 3.5-4X, if not you are greatly increasing the chances of a 3-way pot which is extremely undesirable.

      Flop: I think this is a one or three barrel spot. Pocket pairs like TT are going to be calling twice and folding the River IMO. I also think the flop cbet size is a little too small. It could be fine if you are cbetting vs a wide range but given that this is a squeeze pot in SB vs CO I think CO's range is going to be slightly stronger than in a blind vs BU stealing situation.

      What's his range here preflop? AQ/AJs/KQs and mid pairs mostly. The first bet only folds out KQ in my opinion when you make it so small so if that's the case you can bet twice to fold out AQ, and bet thrice to fold out everything except AJ.
    • dozeer
      Joined: 25.07.2011 Posts: 186
      Thanks thats a pretty good answer, I tend to agree with everything you said.

      And yeah I messed up the sizing pre