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NL10SH - facing flop reraise with top 2, drawy board. - Tue Feb 25, 2014, 07:09 PM
pockettones's Avatar
Since: Mar 2013
Posts: 151
Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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Hero (MP): $10 (100 bb)
CO: $12.22 (122.2 bb)
BTN: $20.65 (206.5 bb)
SB: $10.89 (108.9 bb)
BB: $10.92 (109.2 bb)

Preflop: Hero is MP with J 9
Hero raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, BTN folds, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

Flop: ($1) J 5 9 (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.70, CO raises to $2, SB folds, Hero raises to $5.60, CO raises to $11.92, Hero calls $4.10 and is all-in

Turn: ($20.40) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
River: ($20.40) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)

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Villain 30/21/5 over 50 hands, AF of 5.0 no reads. I am not sure if I should flat the re raise here or put in my 3bet. I block JJ and 99, so most likely if he has me beat he has 55, but I do think he will reraise with a lot of draws here like QT and flush draws. What is the best line here? Is flatting better? I size my 3bet to be small enough so he can shove his draws, if I only flat I think there is a chance he can check back on the turn to see free card. I wasn't really thinking this at the time, more that I would hate having to check-fold the turn to a club and maybe get bluffed off my hand if he had a straight draw.
Tue Feb 25, 2014, 07:34 PM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
Looks ok. I'd prefer clicking it back to ~$4-4.5 so we have more than a 1/2 pot shove on the turn.
Wed Feb 26, 2014, 02:30 AM
PSO-xflixx's Avatar
Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,119
(Live Trainer)
I guess this is one of the better spots to 3-bet the flop as there are so many cards that can be tough to play with top two (any straghtening or flushing card). I think your size is fine although it offers many draws the correct price to call one.

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Wed Feb 26, 2014, 02:37 AM
dirt eh's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,274
I would prefer to jam over the villains 3bet. Making it $5.60 or $6.00 doesn't make sense with only 100bb as this commits us OTF and if he just calls then we are slamming the rest OTT. If you were deeper then I think this could be okay because we may not be committed. I LIKE TO GET IT IN HERE when he 3bets us to $2.00. Not enough room to do anything else IMO.


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