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6-Max $3.3NL MTT, Gin on the flop. Betsizing??

6-Max $3.3NL MTT, Gin on the flop. Betsizing?? - Mon Apr 07, 2014, 08:51 AM
Sle4zy_E's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 78
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 3.3 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds (6 handed)

MP (t6,560)
Hero (CO) (t1,170)
Button (t4,840)
SB (t6,400)
BB (t2,645)
UTG (t2,115)

Hero's M: 15.60

Preflop: Hero is CO with J, K
2 folds, Hero raises to t150, 1 fold, SB calls t125, BB calls t100

Flop: (t450) 10, Q, A (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks,

How do we get maximum value out of this hand?

(I dont have much history with the villains)

Being in the blinds got them a discount to enter the pot so their range in my mind is very wide but I dont see them hitting that board very hard.

Do we check, hoping to get bet into on the turn?

Do we bet? How much?
Mon Apr 07, 2014, 12:26 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi Sle4zy_E!

With KJ, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB (150) when it folds to me.

I flop a straight, but either or both of the opps could have easily hit a pair, 2 pair or have a draw. Due to this, I need to bet the flop for value and to give the opps the wrong odds to try to outdraw me. Once again, if I don't bet enough and the opp does outdraw me, it'd be my own fault for losing the hand.
Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 2 opps in the pot, a standard bet sizing is 2/3 pot, so I will bet 300. By making the same bet sizing that I would with anything that I want to play (Ax, straight, 2 pair, bluff).. the opp won't be able to get a read on me that I have the current nuts.

I will do the exact same thing on the turn. If both opps are still in the pot, I will bet 2/3 pot and if there is one opp, I will bet 1/2 pot.

The only time that I want to check a made hand is if there is not a single card in the deck that could possibly beat me. This is definitely not the case here, as the opp could have a draw to either chop the pot with me or to hit a full house (AQ, AT, QT are all well within both opp's ranges).

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner

Mon Apr 07, 2014, 01:00 PM
Sle4zy_E's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 78
This is how I played it

Need to work on keeping my betsizes the same. I usually bet 3/4 pot as you suggest.
Looking back at it, a good player wood probably sniff out that I was begging for a call.

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