Steal raise vs BB (A2s) Platinum +

    • zivkoleo
      zivkoleo
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      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 215
      Heads-up on Flop OOP: C/C Flop without initiative - With showdown value

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/fixed-limit/1049/2/


      In the example the BB defends by just calling and not 3-betting. I usually 3-bet this.
      So what are the pros and cons in calling or 3-betting. What would be better? Calling or 3-betting? How does this affect our postflop game (for better or for worse).

      Let's hear some expert opinion. :s_cool:
  • 3 replies
    • ciRith
      ciRith
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      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      Hi zivkoleo,

      I'm a fan of passive defense as it makes it harder for your opponent to put you on a hand. The con is that if you raise you have a stronger range.

      3-bet advantages:
      - initiative
      - cheap showdown/freecard possible (check behind)
      - getting the money in preflop with an equity edge
      - chance of making a better hand to fold

      cons:
      - expensive as you bet and flop and most turns even if you don't hit well
      - low chance of inducing a bluff

      call avantages:
      - you decide on the flop whether you want to go on or not (saves quite som money)
      - your opponent will keep betting even if he doesn't improve
      - bluff induce
      - low chance of getting bluffed off the best hand

      cons:
      - you might fold too much on the flop if you can't judge the flop correctly
      - no fold equity
      - less implied odds if you have a good hand (you earn less if you have a strong hand)

      I don't know if this is 100% and I'm sure thereis room for more pros and cons but that are all that can remember right now.
    • zivkoleo
      zivkoleo
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      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 215
      Well next time I'll see his Went to Showdown and decide: low WTSD 3-bet; high WTSD -call :)
    • ciRith
      ciRith
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      Joined: 25.03.2005 Posts: 18,556
      Good idea. :D

      But if it's very high then 3-bet again as you can valuebet with A-high. :P