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9Ts vs KK - $0.25 NL - Sun Oct 27, 2013, 02:31 AM
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Hi,

This is a hand from a $0.25 NL Hold'em [90 Players] - Level II (15/30) that I lost.

I 3 bet when it folded to me in an attempt to bluff, the flop seemed promising and the Turn convinced me I had the best hand.
Villain was 20/13, af 2, over a 9 hand sample, no other read sadly. I was multi-tabling and didn't remember his earlier plays but did not range him before playing my hand, just thought he was bluffing too

I would like some feedback on this hand http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-h...087_D4418AF503
 
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Sun Oct 27, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Hi IBNash!

First, this is not a 3-bet, it's a raise to 3X. A 3-bet is a re-raise and in this hand nobody has previously raised.

With T9s, since it's early, I can either fold or make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper as a steal. If the opps have been passive so far, I'll opt to raise.

I then get 3-bet to 180. I need to fold to this raise. If I 4-bet, then I need to raise to 3X their bet (540) and this bet would pot-commit me, so if I raise, I need to shove.. and my hand is nowhere near strong enough to do so with. I cannot raise to less, as doing that will only bloat the pot, because the opp will be priced in to try to outdraw me with basically anything.

If I saw the flop (which I would not), when I hit two pair, I need to make a standard value bet. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With one opp, I need to bet 1/2 pot... no more.. no less (unless I'm pot-committed and need to shove... Like here!). Whenever a bet is over 1/3 of my stack, I cannot make the bet and ever fold, so I need to immediately shove. Players that make abnormal sized bets are basically turning their cards face-up to their opponents, which is something that I need to avoid.

The keys with this hand are to fold to the 3-bet preflop and if in the hand to only make standard bets. The abnormal bets are a tell as to what the hand is.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sun Oct 27, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JWK24 View Post
Hi IBNash!

First, this is not a 3-bet, it's a raise to 3X. A 3-bet is a re-raise and in this hand nobody has previously raised.

The keys with this hand are to fold to the 3-bet preflop and if in the hand to only make standard bets. The abnormal bets are a tell as to what the hand is.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)
John, thanks for clearing the 3 bet misnomer and the review, I appreciate it.
 

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