[NL2-NL10] 88 3bet spot

    • utenosmelynas
      Joined: 07.03.2009 Posts: 286
      67/10 agg 2.7 fold to cbet 56 132hands. seems fishy, but not enough reads about post flop play.

      Any thoughts?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 8, 8.
      MP2 raises to $0.30, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.70.

      Flop: ($2.15) 7, 7, 4 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.55, MP2 calls $1.55.

      Turn: ($5.25) 3 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $4.00, MP2 calls $4.00.

      River: ($13.25) A (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $13.25.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, eights and sevens(8 8).
      MP2 shows two pairs, aces and sevens(A K).

      MP2 wins with two pairs, aces and sevens(A K).
  • 3 replies
    • fryandspicy
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      I don't think you should 3bet with 88 there, because it's very unlikely to improve on the flop and when there are overcards (which is most of the time) it'll be hard to know where you stand against a calling station. I think you could probably get his stack enough to just call and hit a set instead, and wait for other hands to 3bet with. Only premiums probably, because of his fishyness.

      As played, on the flop and turn you have to bet, and the check on the river makes alot of sense because if he doesn't have a pocket pair himself the only hands he's really calling down with have an ace in them probably.
    • d3nver
      Joined: 18.10.2007 Posts: 19,898
      vs pfr=10 easy call 88 on set value. Opponent - fish, why 3bet his with low pair?
      call preflop and flop play fir-or-fold.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Agreed about preflop.

      I wouldn't bet the turn too often, we can't really take 7x out of his range on the flop and 65/flushdraws got there on the turn so we're really behind a lot of likely hands at that point. He's folding quite a bit on the flop in general so he doesn't have that many random overcards that we should be worried about protecting enough to bet into that range, especially since our flushdraw might be live against 7x/65 and it would be sad to get check/raised there.

      Hope it helps.