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[NL20-NL50] FR NL25 TT Poor Betsizing

    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      Full Tilt - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+1: $7.62 (VPIP: 16.35, PFR: 11.49, 3Bet Preflop: 3.52, Hands: 689)
      CO: $40.57 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 28)
      BTN: $25.00 (VPIP: 15.15, PFR: 12.12, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 100)
      SB: $11.06 (VPIP: 8.27, PFR: 2.26, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 135)
      BB: $25.91 (VPIP: 17.69, PFR: 14.02, 3Bet Preflop: 5.51, Hands: 1,268)
      UTG: $7.37 (VPIP: 35.42, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 49)
      UTG+1: $25.00 (VPIP: 15.89, PFR: 12.15, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 107)
      Hero (MP): $25.00

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has T:heart: T:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, fold, CO calls $0.75, fold, fold, fold

      This hand the CO is very loose and a bit laggy.

      Flop: ($1.85, 2 players) T:club: 9:club: A:heart:
      Hero bets $1.10, CO raises to $2.75, Hero raises to $6.30, CO raises to $39.82 and is all-in, Hero calls $17.95 and is all-in

      I believe my flop bet was too small. The board is very wet, and even though I flopped strongly, I don't want to give decent odds to flush draws, straight draws or both. I think a bet of 75% to a full pot size would have been better. Also, if the villain does have a hand they like this is more likely to get the stacks into the middle.

      On this board, the strongest likely hand I can put the villain on is QcJc. With his showing some history of 3Bets PF, I think it is unlikely he has AA, and even mixed in to his flop raising range, I am way ahead.

      As played for my initial C-Bet, was my Flop 3B too small? I am hoping to get him to put his whole stack in, which does happen. But I can't be sure this play was still correct. I do believe we need to protect against possible draws with our strong hand. By raising to $6.30 the villain has to call $3.65 for a $10.90 pot which is similar to having bet ½ pot size for the initial C-Bet. A bet of $10 would have made it $7.25 to a pot of $14.60 and like a pot size bet.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I like your flop c-bet size (1.3-1.4$ may be a littlebit better, but 1.1 also fine and can always induce light raises) and I like your 3-bet size. Once Co raises AT9 board he is likely not folding and better make smaller 3-bet than for example 8$ that says you´re not folding your hand and can easily make him fold correctly Ax

      best regards,