[NL2] Maximising value after calling a 3-bet and then flopping the nuts.

    • Spidey1978
      Spidey1978
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      Joined: 25.07.2007 Posts: 325
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $2.10 (105 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG: $1.86 (93 bb)
      MP: $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $5.42 (271 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with :9d: :8d:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.05, SB raises to $0.16, BB folds, Hero calls $0.11
      Happy to open pre-flop and normally I would probably fold to SB 3-bet, but I am looking to add to my calling range and I decide to call as I am in position. Pre-flop okay? SB is 21/15 with 3B of 6.3 after 120 hands (50 on 3bet).

      Flop: ($0.34) :6d: :Ts: :7s: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.69, SB calls $0.49
      I then flop the nut straight on the flop (right?) - there is a slight problem of being outdrawn with the flush draw though - when SB bets, I decided to protect my straight and re-raised him - was this the right move? - did playing aggressively mean he was more likely to give up on later straights?

      Turn: ($1.72) :3d: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.15 and is all-in, SB folds
      3d only really helped me as I now had straight and a flush draw to improve to - was shoving here okay? Was betting lower a better option - or checking behind? How do I maximising value on a hand like this?

      Results:
      $1.72 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: :6d: :Ts: :7s: :3d:
      SB mucked and lost (-$0.85 net)
      Hero mucked :9d: :8d: and won $1.66 ($0.81 net)
  • 3 replies
    • Tim128
      Tim128
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      Joined: 29.01.2017 Posts: 184
      On NL2 I wouldn't play the flop any different, preflop he told you he was strong so he might find it hard to lay down his hand. I would play this hand the same way, actionwise. It is hard to spread the action to three streets in a 3bet pot when you raise the flop.
    • MyFloXyBabY
      MyFloXyBabY
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      Joined: 15.02.2010 Posts: 2,601
      Originally posted by Tim128
      It is hard to spread the action to three streets in a 3bet pot when you raise the flop.
      That's (between other reasons) why you don't raise the flop quite often in 3bet pot :D
      I like to call flop here, but whatever, it should be close.
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,057
      This looks fine.
      I think calling the flop would be ok but I don't hate the raise. Your raise size is huge considering this is a 3bet pot though.