[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH, TT, blind battle

    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $9.55
      SB:
      $12.47
      BB(Hero):
      $10.56
      MP3:
      $10.96
      CO:
      $10.25

      Stats (VPIP/PFR/AF/Hands)
      18/11/7.0/81 ATS 17%

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, T.
      3 folds, SB raises to $0.4, Hero raises to $1.2, SB raises to $3, Hero calls $1.80.

      Flop: ($6.00) 3, T, 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $9.47(All-In), Hero calls $7.56.

      Turn: ($23.03) K (2 players)

      River: ($23.03) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $23.03.

      Hi,
      What should I do preflop after his 4bet?

      Thanks!
  • 7 replies
    • maya1984
      maya1984
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      4bet% would be usefull here but I'm pretty sure his 4bet range is crashing your TT.
      You don't have the odds for a set value.Unless he is 4bet bluffing here which I doubt You should fold.

      As played: easy call with the nuts. (He had AA or KK, didn't he?)
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Unfortunately there's no 4bet stats, this is the only time he faced a 3bet in 81 hands I have
      So you think the correct play with TT in a battle of blinds is 3bet/fold?
      He had AK :)
    • maya1984
      maya1984
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      Hi Yuris,

      Generally speaking our decisions in poker should be influenced by our image, our opponent image, our position, our stack and so many other aspects...
      We can't decide that folding TT to a 4bet is a winning strategy in the battle of the blinds. If poker was so simple all of us would be winning players... :)

      Generally speaking flat calling a 4-bet is quite often a very bad decision. (especially when playing with 100BB)
      You are going to face hard decision on the flop when you are not sure where if your hand is any good when about 1/3 of you stack is in the pot.
      AK can be found on a Tag's 4bet range but remember that this range often includes QQ+.
      So against a 4bet in this situation I either 5bet/shove as a bluff or 5bet/shove because I think I have enough equity against my opponent 4bet range.

      Hope this helpes a little bit... :)
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
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      Thanks Maya, it does :)
      But in this case, do you think 3betting preflop is correct, or would you just call and close the action without giving him a chance to 4bet? With his ATS at 17%, I'm thinking this might have been a better decision
    • michaelqian
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      I would have folded preflop.

      After the flop, it was an extremely unlucky bad beat.

      But then again some people you say you created your own bad beat preflop.
    • maya1984
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      It's pretty close, Here I like defending my blind actively which gives me initiative.
      This will sometimes give me the opportunity to take the pot with the worse hand (For example if calls with AQ or AJ and the flop gives him only second pair)
      Flatting here is not so bad too cause we are going to play IP.

      About his ATS% , 82 hands is too small sample. You only need greater sample to have an accurate estimation of his ATS range.
    • maya1984
      maya1984
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      Originally posted by michaelqian
      After the flop, it was an extremely unlucky bad beat.
      He won the hand... :)