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[NL2-NL10] NL4 6max 33 set OOP - which line?

    • kiwicoach
      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220

      I'd like advice on the preflop and flop play here.

      I called preflop OOP using the Call20 rule because stacks are deep enough. And I don't mind if UTG calls, infact I think I want him in the hand for maximum value if I hit a set. Correct thinking?

      On the flop I was torn between protecting my hand against draws and value maximisation. I opted for the check raise protection option because I think there's a good chance BTN has hit this flop or will at least fire off one contibet. Can you please comment on whether or not this is the best line or should I have donked or even check/called flop and bet the turn?


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

      BTN: 108.5 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      Hero (SB): 101.25 BB
      BB: 94 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      UTG: 76.5 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      MP: 134 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      CO: 140.25 BB (VPIP: 32.79, PFR: 5.74, 3Bet Preflop: 2.17, Hands: 123)

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 3:diamond: 3:club:

      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, fold, BTN raises to 5 BB, Hero calls 4.5 BB, fold, UTG calls 4 BB

      Flop: (16 BB, 3 players) 3:heart: A:spade: J:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG checks, BTN bets 12 BB, Hero raises to 32 BB, fold, fold

      Hero wins 37.5 BB
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey K,

      Your hand is marginal preflop and only works against calling stations. If you don't play against such players here, fold preflop since you won't extract enough value OOP vs 2 players that are solid.

      It's always about value maximisation. Winning $$$ >>> winning pots so if you do think he will barrel off random hands then calling is better. My experience is that if they have air, they don't barrel and if they have a hand, they pay off anyway so the way to maximize vlaue is to raise big enough here to shove any turn.