[NL20-NL50] A8s 3bet pot

    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      Poker Stars, 0.50/1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      CO: 100 (100 bb)
      BTN: 149.20 (149.2 bb)
      SB: 117.08 (117.1 bb)
      Hero (BB): 103.50 (103.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 A
      CO folds, BTN raises to 2.50, SB folds, Hero raises to 9, BTN calls 6.50

      Flop: (18.50) 6 Q 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets 10, BTN calls 10

      Turn: (38.50) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets 20, BTN calls 20

      River: (78.50) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets 64.50 and is all-in, BTN calls 64.50

      207.50 pot (1.50 rake)
      Final Board: 6 Q 3 9 4
      BTN showed 8 Q and won 206 (102.50 net)
      Hero showed 8 A and lost (-103.50 net)

      23k hands
      open BU 93%
      fold to 3bet BU 63%
      4bet range BU 9.0%
      fold to cbet in 3b pot 36/28/46
      WTSD 30%
      WWSF 51%
      Agg freq 48/35/29

      Notes: -02/13 nl100, vs me, KQo BB sqz vs 3/ship vs 4bet from one of flatters

      Standard? Should I consider c/chove turn?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey Pedro,

      I would usually just flat this preflop vs 2.5bb raise, I think it's playable enough vs such a wide range. 3betting is also OK, villain will continue with a weak enough range that you can pressure a lot.

      Postflop, I like the cbet on the flop here, you get floated reasonably often, esp by him specifically given his low fold to cbet. That said, you have equity to barrel when needed or as you asked, to check/shove turn. If he is a floater that bets turn, which most are, I like check/shoving. You should also think about including some KK+ in such a range I'd say and probably only barrel lower flushdraws and hands like JT if you 3bet them, maybe 75s (gutshots, weak OESD, etc.) plus value hands to balance.

      I don't expect him to ever fold Qx but I do expect him to float and then fold floats and weaker pairs.

      One tip for such a situation is, against a reg especially: simply by preparing a river shove with the turn bet, he will usually make up his decision for the river on a blank, meaning if he calls turn and river blanks, he will call river. That's what happens against regulars at this stake in general so you can actually bet just turn and give up river unless you see very low WTSD (<25%). His is 30% which means he definitely doesn't give up after it blanks on the river.