[NL20-NL50] NL50: Isolating microstack with 22.

    • Diedobal
      Diedobal
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.10.2007 Posts: 558
      $0.25/$0.5 No Limit Holdem
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($50.00)
      UTG+1 ($36.25)
      Hero (CO) ($55.63)
      BTN ($101.73)
      SB ($4.53) 35/20, lost half his stack hand before.
      BB ($124.12) 42/8. 50 hands

      Pre-flop: ($0.75, 6 players) Hero is CO 2:heart: 2:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.75, 1 fold, SB goes all-in $4.53, BB calls $4.03, Hero raises to $13, BB calls $8.47

      Flop: 5:club: 6:diamond: K:heart: ($32.53, 3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB folds
  • 5 replies
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
      Silver
      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      Just call after his shove, I don't see any reason for 4-betting pf with 22! Against any 2 random overcards you are flipping and are a big underdog to 33+.

      As played, well you have to c-bet to at least win some money when you don't hit your set. But overall I think this is very -EV play!
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Don´t like your isolation move.
      You´re not really ahead sb shoving range and mostly flipping.
      No need to isolate here.
      Just call ip and try to check it down.
    • Diedobal
      Diedobal
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.10.2007 Posts: 558
      Originally posted by Kaitz20
      Don´t like your isolation move.
      You´re not really ahead sb shoving range and mostly flipping.
      No need to isolate here.
      Just call ip and try to check it down.
      Will try to explain why I tried Isolating:

      When I just call I should have 33% equity vs 2 players (lets say bit less 25% because of implied set odds).

      When I isolate sb pusher (his range is very wide here, he got a lil beat hand before and problably tiltshoves 30% here). There is no way that BB can call my reraise. So if I can push BB out I have 33% invested in the headsup pot, so I would need only 33% equity to make this play profitable.

      And if you look at the equity table below you can see that even vs a very narrow 10% pushrange of SB I still have great odds.

      Equity vs his push range:
      22 vs 30% range: 45/54
      22 vs 25% range: 44/56
      22 vs 20% range: 43/56
      22 vs 15% range: 40/60
      22 vs 10% range: 36/64

      BB calling my 3bet was not planned but flop comes perfect to chase him out cheaply.

      Is my thinking process regarding equity good here?

      Any other handjudges willing to comment?
    • Nunki
      Nunki
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      For this play to work you need to maximize your FE PF by making at least a pot-sized raise AND be 100% certain that the BB is not trapping PF. Sure, versus the SB you'll often be flipping for the 10BB dead-money but is this worth risking a significant chunk of your stack for? You'd need an excellent read for it to be so.

      As played you've ended up risking 46BB's to win 5BB's. I'm glad that the BB knows where the fold button is.
    • TribunCaesar
      TribunCaesar
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      BB is a fish and called the 3bet shove from the fish, why shouldn't he call your reraise? This play is kinda spewy, I don't like it. Take the odds and call and stack the fish when you hit your set.


      Best regards,
      TribunCaesar