[NL2-NL10] NL100 - JJ vs donk

    • Pedrocampos110
      Pedrocampos110
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      Joined: 21.04.2008 Posts: 1,457
      1st, sorry for bad english I am from the portuguese community.

      the guy was 36/14 in 1000 hands, his Went To Showdown is 28

      I raised $3 to simulate a steal, i was on BU. On Flop i decided to bet $4 instead of half size pot to protect my hand against draws. On turn the pot is $14,50 and I had $14 behind and decided to push there for some reasons:

      - a Q does not scare me, his range is wider then Qx
      - His went to showdown is pretty high, tending him to the loose side, which will make him continue with worse hand
      - but I also wanted to protect my hand against draws


      also, my bet on turn looks like a bluff in my opinion.

      well played??

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $1(BB) Replayer
      SB ($68.70)
      BB ($381)
      UTG ($49.45)
      UTG+1 ($117)
      UTG+2 ($101)
      MP1 ($15.30)
      MP2 ($151)
      CO ($26.20)
      Hero ($21)

      Dealt to Hero J:diamond: J:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $3, fold, BB calls $2

      FLOP ($6.50) 3:spade: 9:heart: 7:heart:

      BB checks, Hero bets $4, BB calls $4

      TURN ($14.50) 3:spade: 9:heart: 7:heart: Q:club:

      BB checks, Hero bets $14 (AI), BB calls $14

      RIVER ($42.50) 3:spade: 9:heart: 7:heart: Q:club: 2:spade:
  • 3 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Pedrocampos110,

      welcome to the english part of PS.com!

      Very nice analysis of your own hand. It's indeed very unlikely he will call your c-bet with Qx, so a Q isn't a scarecard for you, maybe just AQ/KQ got there. Furthermore, I think such a loose villain will not be able to lay down a 9x/FD/GS/OESD, so shoving turn for value and protection is well played. I also like your raise sizes, but only if you always openraise 3BB from BU, otherwise stick to your standard raise. Nice hand!

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • Pedrocampos110
      Pedrocampos110
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      Joined: 21.04.2008 Posts: 1,457
      Cool, im glad i made a good analysis.

      The villain had 9T hehe =]

      Well I usually open 3bb from BU, to simulate a steal. Do you prefer another size?
    • burek2000
      burek2000
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      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by Pedrocampos110
      Cool, im glad i made a good analysis.

      The villain had 9T hehe =]

      Well I usually open 3bb from BU, to simulate a steal. Do you prefer another size?
      Well, I think if you steal loose then raising 3BB is ok, but if you only raise your value range(strong hands) in late position then it's better to raise the same amount you raise from other positions, because then you want bad players to invest as much money as possible preflop. And bad players will call 3.5-4BB just as easily as 3BB. So, raising less is more reserved for situations when you have tight-aggressive players in the blinds who will 3-bet you or fold and is therefore cheaper for you to fold when you have a hand you cannot go broke with

      In summary, if you steal for real too and not just simulate steals, then raising 3BB is fine, otherwise I prefer ordinary raise in LP.