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25NL ZOOM, QTs in the SB awkward stacks - Mon Mar 24, 2014, 04:24 PM
dirt eh's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,274
Hello everyone!

Wasn't sure about this hand. Maybe 3betting this hand PF is a mistake? I'm not sure though... I didn't want to get squeezed out by the BB.

CO is unknown. 5 hands.
His open makes me think that he's opening light... 0.65 open...

BB(151): 18/16/22.00
TOT 3BET: 7.8
Squeeze: 0 on 8 samples

I'm not sure about my sizing during this hand. Maybe just a smidge larger OTF and OTT to setup a river shove...
If we setup for a river shove, would you still shove OTR with this run out? Stacks end up being really awkward here OTR.

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 09:08 PM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
$0.65 is a standard open. I actually open less from all positions except the btn so I don't know why you think its a light open.

The 3b is kinda meh. It's ok, but depends on his f3b which you didn't provide. I think if you play to play the hand it's better to 3b though.

I think we should go a touch bigger on the flop to set up the river better.

On that river we need to construct his range and find out how often he'll call with worse. I don't think there's enough value in shoving, but if we bet the $6 amount we are basically showing him we dont have a J and can shove with impunity.
Mon Mar 24, 2014, 09:13 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi dirt,

I don't particularly care for 3-betting here, our hand has decent post flop playability and the reraise will tend to isolate us against the stronger parts of his range which we don't play well against. Don't worry so much about the BB squeezing, it's going to be rare and when it comes we can get away from a bad situation on the cheep.

I agree on larger sizings otf and ott, since it's a dynamic flop that connects well enough with his continuing range. I wouldn't bomb this river though, I think it's pretty hard for him to call us if we fire 3 barrels on this run out, unless he's got the straight. It may be better to check/call, and give him a chance to bluff with busted clubs, or maybe he considers turning a hand like KQ into a bluff. I mean it kind of stinks, but this just isn't a run out that favors 3 streets of value for us from worse.

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