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Bottom set, how to respond? 5NL zoom 6max - Mon Dec 09, 2013, 06:03 PM
rkleefstra's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,328

villain : vpip 18/ pfr 8 / 3bet 0 in 55 hands
Hero : 21 / 14/ 6

Hero bets 3BB unopened
SB flat calls

4s Kh 3s
villain checks
Hero bets 70% pot.
villain calls

turn Jc
villian checks
Hero bets 50% pot. Didn't bet much to keep all Kx, Jx, 2pair and flush draws in.

Villain raises 2.2 times my bet ( =75% pot)

Action of hero ?

Last edited by rkleefstra; Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 06:09 PM.. Reason: typo
Mon Dec 09, 2013, 06:35 PM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
I prefer a bigger bet on the turn. By betting 50% you're probably giving a correct price for flush draws to call bearing in mind the implied odds they likely or think they might have. If they have Kx or 2 pair, they will call pretty much no matter what your bet size. Get as much value as you can!

Once villain raises you, just play the hand straightforward and 3Bet him to about $2.50 hoping that he shoves on you.
Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:10 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
Just 75% pot all streets.

OTT just 3b to ~$2.20 and hope he shoves.

Shoving yourself is probably ok too.
Tue Dec 10, 2013, 04:01 AM
PSO-xflixx's Avatar
Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,119
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I also prefer bigger bets on flop and turn as Kx and FDs are always at least calling (OTF usually every Pair is calling). Due to your small bet villains x/r is smaller too so now you're left with a lot more money to get in - you could have shoved after betting bigger and getting raised bigger. I think calling seems fine but a lot of rivers might be bad for us or scare the opponent so 3-betting smallish can be ok too. Only problem I have is that your small turnbet might have enticed the villain to start bluffing so there also is an argument for calling and hoping to extract more from bluffs OTR.

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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 05:21 AM
rkleefstra's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,328
So happy everybody is saying I should re-raise and get it in if I can.

I actually raised him to $2.50 and he shoved. I insta-called.
Turned out he had pocket jacks and made a set on the turn

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