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5NL 6max zoom – BU v limp UTG, 3B or call

5NL 6max zoom – BU v limp UTG, 3B or call - Fri Apr 11, 2014, 02:17 PM
braveslice's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 568
Question: Should I 3B, imo, blinds were not aggressive

UTG: (18) 22/11/11, AF:1, WTSD: 4/5

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Hero (Button) ($6.40)
SB ($5.30)
BB ($5.31)
UTG ($5.25)
MP ($9.83)
CO ($10.60)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 9, 10
UTG calls $0.05, 2 folds, Hero ??
Sat Apr 12, 2014, 02:24 AM
Roland GTX's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,905
Hi braveslice!

Since the utg villain simply limped in, you can call behind or raise, but it won't be a 3b.

You don't have many stats on him, but he has gone to a lot of showdowns. This indicates a greater likelyhood to pay you off if you make a straight or flush. At 5NL I prefer to limp behind and play the hand speculatively in this spot. Your hand can flop extremely well, but there are a bunch of overcards that can be problematic. This lets you see the flop cheaply, in position making for a low risk-high reward option. Looking at the players left to act after you is smart in these spots. Here you think they will let you limp, so go for it. Your hand plays well in a multiway pot.

Raising with 910s would become a better alternative if A - we weren't on the btn B - we had a hand that played better by isolating the limper.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
Sat Apr 12, 2014, 02:49 PM
braveslice's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 568

Great, ty Roland.

I try to remember A and B.


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