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NL 10 Zoom; AQo; How to play profitable vs tiny 3-bets

NL 10 Zoom; AQo; How to play profitable vs tiny 3-bets - Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:12 AM
almigthybald's Avatar
Since: Apr 2012
Posts: 94

I am not sure how to proceed vs min-3 bets or tiny 3-bets. I feel I get the right price to call them, but I often fold to further aggression if I miss. This fit or fold style can not be profitable in theese spots. I have a good example hand.

Only 10 hands on villin (VPIP: 30 / PFR: 20 ) and low aggression, although those are not reliable stats of course.

This is my first post in this hand analysis forum, i hope i got the instructions right for the replayer.
Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:02 AM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306
I would have played the hand the same way as you did
Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:38 AM
PSO-xflixx's Avatar
Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,119
(Live Trainer)
Hi almightybald,

small 3bets especially by weaker players can oftentimes be made with wide ranges. I feel that most recreational players who take such lines do that on a "oh that hand looks nice" basis.

Since min3bets give you odds of around 1:3 you only need to realise the equity of your hand ~25% of the time. This pretty much "legalizes" a fit-or-fold style with at least some hands in your range. With AQ here and on a dry board you could also peel one card off since you have position (can take away the pot when he signals weakness later), have 2 overs and might be up against a wider range from a weaker player (still have the best hand).

What I do in spots like these is trying to judge the profitability of a call based on:

- odds
- villaintype
- stacksize
- position
- hand strength
- playability
- implied odds

In your spot I would definitely put a checkmark on all of them.

Live Trainer


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