NL2k: big draw vs polarized range.

    • Itsnevereasy
      Itsnevereasy
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      Joined: 08.08.2010 Posts: 381
      BTN: $4656.50
      Hero (SB): $2085.00
      BB: $2060.00

      Pre Flop: ($20.00) Hero is SB with 5 :spade: A :spade:
      BB raises to $40, BTN calls $40, Hero calls $20

      Flop: ($120.00) 3 :spade: 7 :spade: 4 :heart: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN bets $60.00, Hero raises to $200, BB folds, BTN raises to $425, Hero raises to $2045, BTN calls $1620

      Turn: ($4210.00) A :heart: (2 players)

      River: ($4210.00) J :club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4210.00
      BTN shows 7 :club: 7 :heart:
      Hero shows 5 :spade: A :spade:
      BTN wins $4207.00
      (Rake: $3.00)


      Villain is NL1k,2k LAG regular. He likes to put a lot of pressure vs me, likes to 4bet bluff. I think his range is very polarized here. Air or set/straight. He can be bluffing, but I don't think he can have something like 88 or A7. Whats the best line? Is it better to call his flop 3bet? Whats the plan on a straight card/flush card/blank turn?
  • 3 replies
    • MasochisticDesire
      MasochisticDesire
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      Joined: 25.10.2010 Posts: 486
      Hi,
      I am infinately less experienced and play 'ze microz' (sounds more romantic that way) but this hand is very similar to a live hand I played last week in a £.1/.2 game (we be ballin.)


      I had flopped an OESFD and check-raised and was facing a 3bet. I decided to jam it in as I thought I had FEq and was unlikely to get paid if I flatted and hit the Turn.

      When you consider villain having a bluff range do you literally mean with any two overs?
      Do you think villain ever 3bets his FDs as semi-bluffs and therefore you might lose value vs that part of his range by jamming? Do you think he would call 6x spades?

      Not a lot of advise here obviously but thought it an interesting spot.

      MD
    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
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      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      If his range is that polarized the shove only makes sense if he's never bluffing the turn. And even then you're isolating yourself vs his nut range.
      Given your reads on him I'd rather call the 3-bet and bluffcatch.
    • oblioo
      oblioo
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      Joined: 02.10.2012 Posts: 337
      wait why is BB acting first preflop?????