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NL5 SH - cbet KXX with QQ? 3b pot 3-way.

NL5 SH - cbet KXX with QQ? 3b pot 3-way. - Wed Jun 25, 2014, 03:11 AM
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Since: Mar 2013
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Hero (SB): $5.07 (101.4 bb)
BB: $12.76 (255.2 bb)
UTG: $12.82 (256.4 bb)
MP: $20.54 (410.8 bb)
CO: $14.57 (291.4 bb)
BTN: $9.53 (190.6 bb)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
UTG raises to $0.15, MP calls $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BB folds, UTG calls $0.45, MP calls $0.45

Flop: ($1.91) K 8 6 (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.80, 2 folds

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I thought that if I bet I would only get called by KX and sets because it looks really strong continuing multiway after 3betting. Turns out the other guy bet pocket jacks, which is kinda fustrating but I dont want to be results oriented. Was this the right play? Should I call on the flop even though his bet looks really strong? None of these guys have loose stats, I wouldnt expect a straight draw but maybe they will also call with a flush draw but I think thats such a small part of their calling range.
Wed Jun 25, 2014, 05:26 AM
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Since: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,261
I would cbet. When he just calls your 3bet I think his hand looks more like medium pocket pairs and AQ+ type hands.

When you check it opens you up to getting bluffed. IP I would often, or sometimes, check behind.
Wed Jun 25, 2014, 07:15 PM
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Check-call flop, to give villain a chance to bluff with worse. Check-fold to a turn barrel unless you hit your 2-outer.

When you bet the flop, you'll usually fold out worse hands, but when you check, you'll often get to showdown with the best hand, or be given a pretty good indication that you're beat (when villain barrels). Check-calling costs the same as betting, but gets you closer to realising your showdown equity.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014, 08:31 PM
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