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50nl - Interesting turn spot w/ KQ

50nl - Interesting turn spot w/ KQ - Mon Apr 21, 2014, 03:09 AM
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Since: Sep 2012
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Hero (BTN): $50.00
SB: $103.62 - VPIP: 44, PFR: 30, 3B: 14, AF: 3.4, Hands: 282
BB: $50.00 - VPIP: 52, PFR: 43, 3B: 10.1, AF: 2.8, Hands: 241

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with Q K
Hero raises to $1.04, SB raises to $4.25, 1 fold, Hero calls $3.21

Flop: ($9.00) 7 5 T (2 players)
SB bets $5.01, Hero calls $5.01

Turn: ($19.02) 7 (2 players)
SB bets $11.05, Hero raises to $40.96

He seemed to be pretty aggro over a smallish sample. Preflop is pretty standard.

OTF raising is an option but I don't really like raise/folding so much equity with 2 overs and a flush draw. It's a pretty clear fold if he 3bets the flop imo, so I decide to call.

So on this turn when he double barrels it's kind of a weird spot. The 7 is a really bad card for him. I wouldn't expect him to cbet any 7x, and I have quite a few 7x in my range.

Because of this he's representing a really narrow range such as flushes, sets, and badly played JdJx-AdAx.

I don't think he has enough flushes to make me worry about jamming 7x, so I think KQ falls into the category of the bottom of my turn range, so it's a good hand to turn into a bluff.

I also block KK and QQ, KQdd, QJdd etc so that's an added bonus.

With all that said, I think it's a good spot to jam with a fair bit of fold equity?
Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:49 AM
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Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,119
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The defend pre is standard given 3-handed dynamics and an aggro villain. I would prefer 4-betting with 2 blockers here as long as I don't know his postflop tendencies too much though, but flatting is obviously fine too.

Flop seems like an easy call given our equity against his bluffs and better. I think we could even consider raise/folding a hand like this here with the reasons you stated and a lot of turns that we will be faced with further aggression. Against a range that bet/jams our equity will be poor mostly anyway so I don't mind r/f here.

I somehow dislike turn as it is one of those cards where people will never give up an overpair as they will tell themselves its a good card for them and a bad one for you. We also block AQ/AK a fair bit which would be the candidates that I would be looking to fold out here mostly.

I think with only the 3rd NFD and 2 overs that could not be clean I'd just fold turn here.

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