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Haha 765 effective first line in the post fish :-P

July 19, 2021 | 8:52 p.m.

I guess it’s not really a typical bluff (maybe I should’ve described the hand differently) since I’m pushing so much equity. Semantics aside, what I’m asking is if this was the optimal line given the way the hand played.

July 19, 2021 | 8:51 p.m.

Hero 765 effective at 1/3 no limit in Florida.

Villain 1 300 effective (very bad rec who limp calls bad hands and raises good ones) opens to 15. Villain 2 1200 effective (decent thinking player with a good understanding of game but who calls too wide preflop) flats from MP and hero calls from BB with AsJs.

Flop comes 8c 10s Qs. Hero x’s, Villian 1 bets 40, Villian 2 bets 110, hero tanks for about 20 seconds and then jams.

UTG calls with AQ (which I don’t mind at all) and I got Villian 2 to fold 2 pair.

I just wanted thoughts on whether you guys think this was the most EV move in this scenario? My thinking is I have the most J9 here, I also Block J9 which the field only has suited combos of. Villian 2 is 3betting QQ pre and maybe 10s sometimes. Also, I have a pretty tight image and it was a Reg heavy table so I thought it may be a good move for my image if calling or raising to like 350 is similar in EV.

Thanks for reading!

July 18, 2021 | 12:47 a.m.

My apologies. Hero 3 bet to 75 from BB.

June 11, 2021 | 4:08 p.m.

Post | Alex88 posted in NLHE: 3 betting OOP strategy Live 1/3

Live 1/3 about 700 effective Villian who is a semi decent rec but calls too wide in a lot of spots raises UTG to 15. There is 2 field callers and hero makes it 90 with AdKd from BB and villian calls, field folds. Flop comes QdQc3h. I ended up checking this flop. I would be checking all of my range here for balance except AQs. Not sure if this line is wrong here? My 3 betting range in this spot is going to be super linear so maybe I should be betting backdoor AK suited hands for balance? Was thinking I should be playing a bit more passive deep OOP. Villian checks back. Turn is a 10 and hero checks again and villian bets 75. Should hero call or fold here or never be in this spot to begin with cause of an error on the flop? With his small sizing on the turn after checking back flop I also thought AJs and 77-99 were very likely here and 1010 and JJ would be bet on the flop. I struggle OOP in 3 bet pots and am trying to get feedback from players with a live background. Thanks!

June 11, 2021 | 6:22 a.m.

Thank you for the reply. I’m definitely not thinking I’m scared of the flush draw and applying a strategy to scare off draws lol. In retrospect, I do think the turn jam was pretty spewy and very bad. I guess what I was thinking on turn was this guy would probably call off so wide that vs his range I had more equity than I actually had. I thought this player could potentially call off with flush draws, 77-TT but now I’m seeing how if I thought he would be this wide I never should’ve assumed he wouldn’t have 6x here. What do you suggest I should do on the turn? Tbh, I am new to the site (which was recommended by my poker friend) and am also looking for suggestions on how to implement the strategies presented on this site. I have always been a live player and have had success at 1/3-2/5 as somewhat a “feel player” that understands the math but definitely has a lot of room to improve.

May 25, 2021 | 11:48 a.m.

1/3 Live NL UTG limps just over 300 effective SB limps 500 effective. HERO has KcKd makes it 23. Limper calls SB folds. Flop comes Jc 6s 2s and I decided to bet 36 (which I know is usually big but at that stack depth I wanted a lower SPR on the turn). Also , this player is spewy and I knew in a bigger pot this guy would call off light on turn with any combo draw weak Jack or possibly even 99,TT. Turn is a 6 of clubs (which I thought I should’ve sized out with my large flop sizing) and I jammed all in trying to get called by any Jack or combo draws and he snaps with 69 off suit. Another reason I took that line was because I thought it would simply my turn decision because he’d fold a 6 or 2 to my flop sizing. Is my logic incorrect here. Specifically do you have any suggestions or problems with my flop line? Or more importantly, do you think my turn jam was too thin?

May 25, 2021 | 2:40 a.m.

Comment | Alex88 commented on Having nightmares

I see the merit for calling down and folding on A and 9s but I don’t completely agree with folding flop. The other hand in this situation that’s possible (albeit unlikely but I think we can give him one combo at least) is Q9s and if he ever has that you would be over folding in my opinion. Honestly though, in a live arena people are underbluffing on CR’s so I understand a fold. Also, most competent regs wouldn’t be over limping QJs over two fish IMO.

May 22, 2021 | 12:10 a.m.

Looking back on things I definitely think not squeezing was a mistake on my part. Given how the hand was played I thought folding turn was appropriate and I’m glad to hear some validation! Cheers!

May 20, 2021 | 2:08 a.m.

Comment | Alex88 commented on Multi-Way Turn Decision

What about a small equity protection bet? Both players have a lot of weak draws and in their range that could benefit from betting maybe something like 1/4-1/3?

May 18, 2021 | 7:35 p.m.

Hello RIO! This is my first post on these forums and I am looking for some opinions on a spot I encountered in a live 1/3 500 cap game. About 170 BB effective 8 handed villain raises to 13 from HJ CO calls, hero calls from button with KJss (I thought about 3 betting but opening PFR is an extremely good pro and the blinds were fishy and would overcall with garbage). Flop comes Jh7s7c. Checks to hero who bets $17. SB,BB fold and PFR makes it 45 and the CO folds to me. Hero thinks for about a minute and calls. Turn is 9c and villain barrels half pot. I ended up folding this spot but I wanted to know if this is too nitty? I put his X raise turn range on JJ, overpairs, A7 suited and 87 suited with 89 suited, 109 suited and Q10 suited (with backdraw flush draws) being bluffs. Looking forward to hearing some opinions on this spot!

May 18, 2021 | 5:28 p.m.

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