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[NL2-NL10] NL4 6max T9s 3bet preflop

    • kiwicoach
      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220

      In this hand I was trying to balance my range by 3-betting T9s on the button vs CU raise in an attempt to take down pot right there, knowing that if I get called chances are I'm not going to be dominated and it's easy to get away from if I encounter resistance. No significant reads vs CU except he hasn't raised any of his first 8 hands. BB calls too.

      On the flop I was in two minds about C-betting. I am fairly sure that flop has missed both my opponents and since I raised preflop I may be able to get them to fold. Is this good logic? Or should I have simply checked because I can't represent anything?


      OnGame - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 179.25 BB (VPIP: 48.15, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 27)
      MP: 148.25 BB (VPIP: 35.29, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      CO: 103.25 BB (VPIP: 62.50, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 8)
      Hero (BTN): 99 BB
      SB: 104 BB (VPIP: 18.75, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 7.14, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 14)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has T:spade: 9:spade:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 3.5 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, BB calls 9 BB, CO calls 6.5 BB

      Flop: (30.5 BB, 3 players) 2:spade: 2:club: 3:heart:
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets 18 BB, BB calls 18 BB, fold

      Turn: (66.5 BB, 2 players) 6:club:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (66.5 BB, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      BB bets 33.5 BB, fold

      BB wins 62.25 BB
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hi Alan,

      I think preflop is a call here. Your hand plays very well IP, esp if you don't have aggro squeezers in the blinds.

      Postflop, think about their calling range. BB cold calls a 3bet and he doesn't seem fishy so far (full stack, played a small amount of hands) and CO who seemed fishy and limp happy raise/calls. This means they both have strong ranges which will consist of pairs and many A highs plus some high cards. Almost nothing from that range folds on this board. Your option would be to bet/bet/shove to represent an overpair to make your opponents fold one pair hands and A high or to just give up all together.

      I think giving up is far the best at NL4 given your opponents.