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[NL10] AA 3bet spot vs utg

    • jimecek
      Joined: 13.09.2011 Posts: 102
      PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.05/$0.10 - 6 players
      Hand delivered by Upswing Poker -

      UTG: $42.83 (428 bb)
      MP: $10.00 (100 bb)
      CO: $13.87 (139 bb)
      BU: $19.98 (200 bb)
      SB (Hero): $16.26 (163 bb)
      BB: $6.11 (61 bb)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with A♣ A♥
      UTG raises to $0.20, 3 players fold, Hero 3-bets to $0.75, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.55

      Flop: ($1.60) 8♠ 3♥ J♥ (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.57, UTG raises to $1.14, Hero calls $0.57

      Turn: ($3.88) Q♣ (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.71, SB (Hero) folds

      Total pot: $3.88 (Rake: $0.17)
      UTG wins $3.71

      UTG calling range AK,AQ,TT,JJ,QQ correct ? i am blocking A high fd

      Ihave 63% eq but its sometimes bluff ?
  • 7 replies
    • lfcmichael
      Joined: 30.10.2016 Posts: 166
      I think UTG calling range for your 3-bet is perhaps a little wider:
      AK (some players might 4-bet; also, you block half the combos),
      AQ (you also block half the combos),
      88 - QQ.

      So it's mostly PPs and, since you hold Ah, probably no FDs. With that in mind, his raise OTF looks to me like a set and so I'd probably fold there. It's almost never a bluff, I think.
    • GridironAssassin
      Joined: 19.12.2014 Posts: 71
      Betting the flop much bigger.....~$1.20 ish. This is a board I would bluff often (in your opponents shoes) when facing such a small c-bet). Not a great flop for you however you do block quite a few things. 9’s, 10’s Q’s are all cards you don’t really want to see. With Ah, there are many turns where you can barrel (A, heart).

      In short, I start by sizing up the cbet.

      Also, good to see an fellow Upswinger here (noticed your hand converter ;) )
    • RubbyDubby
      Joined: 15.02.2018 Posts: 193
      Damn... I almost saw 3 spades on the board. Maybe Upswinger could work on color coding them cards a bit.

      And exactly as GridironAssassin says. I would raise the donk bet IP here very often.

      Anyway, call the raise and then fold to a turn bet is something I try to avoid.
      So fold flop (which I would not do) or get one way or the other your stack in is my strategy.
    • jimecek
      Joined: 13.09.2011 Posts: 102
      And its close becouse we are deep, so i dont think he would bluff so much.

      Thanks guys
    • jimecek
      Joined: 13.09.2011 Posts: 102
      i am cbeting in 3bet range 37% almost all of my range, oponents dont raise me to often a paid good hand, and big sizing have on the turn and pot size bet shove r.
    • Bebabcsinya
      Joined: 01.12.2016 Posts: 76
      Firstly I would 3bet here much bigger like 0.9$ or 1$. You are OOP, deep, and playing against a tighter range (UTG).
      Secondly otf I would bet bigger same as preflop 0.9$ or 1$. Against a flop raise I would fold generally but against a minraise it would be a mistake
      I think you played the hand as it should have been except the small betsizes.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Tough spot on the Turn, I think people sometimes bet Turn check River with QT type of hands, he can very well have some bluffs too. Guess it sucks that you block Ah.