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[NL2-NL10] AJh on button

    • Edukator99
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 205 BB (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 13)
      Hero (SB): 163 BB
      BB: 54.5 BB (VPIP: 4.17, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      UTG: 44 BB (VPIP: 19.40, PFR: 13.64, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 67)
      UTG+1: 323 BB (VPIP: 8.75, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 81)
      UTG+2: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)
      MP: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 10.10, PFR: 5.91, 3Bet Preflop: 1.53, Hands: 408)
      MP+1: 245 BB (VPIP: 11.11, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      CO: 52 BB (VPIP: 14.81, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has J:heart: A:heart:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, CO calls 3 BB, fold, Hero raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 9 BB

      Flop: (28 BB, 2 players) 3:club: Q:spade: 8:diamond:
      Hero bets 15 BB, CO raises to 40 BB and is all-in, fold

      CO wins 56 BB

      Should I just fold preflop here normally?

      I was basically trying to squeeze and take down the pot preflop but thought I had some equity against a call.

      It's dry flop, it's checked to me. I think with a cbet I take it down.
      Should I just give up there? Can't see not betting.

      Clearly I have to fold to the check raise.
  • 2 replies
    • fortunewheel
      Joined: 16.09.2008 Posts: 309
      3 betting preflop vs a halfstacker who is opening utg is generally speaking a very bad play. I'd even consider folding preflop. Put your opponent on a range. use pokerstove or equilab. It's free.

      villain's likely UTG range 22+,AQs+,KQs,AQo+,KQo

      AJs has 43 % equity against this range. if he ships it in with 88+ AQ+ u should definately not 3 bet. You probably don't know his stack off range wich makes 3 betting even worse.

      even if you just call preflop you have serious RIO ( reverse implied odds) issues if villian only opens AQ+

      As played cbet and obviously fold.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Edukator,

      Preflop: I do agree with fortunewheel that the 3-bet here is very optimistic at best. I would simply fold versus 2 short stacks that aren't even fish.

      Postflop: As played you have to fold to shove but even the cbet is questionable given the potential range for villain. I doubt the shortie will fold underpairs there.