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5NL zoom 3B pot - Sat Jan 18, 2014, 10:51 AM
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Since: Dec 2010
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I have no information on the player. It is my very first hand against him.




My thought process:
**preflop**
Calling the 3B, as I feel 4B they fold all weaker hands except AK. I noticed 5NL zoom really tightened up against 4B's. So I call to play QQ OOP and keep his weaker hands and bluffs in his range.

Although I'm not sure what to think of the big 3B in position.

**flop**
Easy call as he will most likely CB his whole range. AK AQ will also semibluff here.

**Turn**
I'm happy with his check, as I believe he would bet AK AQ A10 AJ and all J's here.
He might check a 10 and bluffs.

**River**
Here I was thinking what can I beat with what he 3B's? And I only came to the conlusion a bluff (a 10 also is a bluff here now obv.)
I couldn't beat any valuebet.

Some history of my calling:
I tend to overvalue my hands a lot in bigger pots, calling pretty light and losing too many big pots this way. I have really no clue whether I can justify my call here. I justify my call here solely because the check on the turn.
What do you guys think?
 
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Sun Jan 19, 2014, 05:04 AM
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Since: Jun 2011
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Looks fine as played, river seems close as he can still have a lot of Ax in his range given his 3bet preflop and turncheck (he might fear getting shoved on or not getting paid). I would probably prefer folding against an unknown here.

Pre in a blindbattle I would always go for a 4-bet for value here as passive defense OOP can get you into sticky spots against unknown tendencies in 3-bet pots like that.


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