[NL2-NL10] nl10 sh A,Qs 3bet in BB vs SB

    • elco49
      Joined: 24.01.2009 Posts: 202
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      3 folds, SB raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, SB calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.2) J, 8, 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.85, SB calls $0.85.

      Turn: ($2.9) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.9) J (2 players)
      SB bets $1.38, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.9.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Fine with the 3bet preflop, calling is an option as tags won't raise/call much out of position, so keeping the dominated hands in the pot has value in contrast to getting him into a 4bet-or-fold spot which turns AQs into a bluff against the tighter tags.

      More often than not i'll just check back and give up unimproved on that flop, it smashes a SB raise/calling range with medium pocket pairs. Even if he called kinda light with the intention to make some moves, this is definitely a flop he'll go nuts on.

      From then on I don't like betting the K turn alone because i think it's going to take more than one bet to get SB off anything, so i'd either play it like you did or commit to also firing a lot of rivers.

      Hope it helps.