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GGPoker, Hold'em No Limit - 50/100 (15 ante) - 8 players

c9022de9 (UTG): 8,983 (90 bb)
cbde3a65 (UTG+1): 10,998 (110 bb)
9521593c (MP): 10,265 (103 bb)
558e2523 (MP+1): 10,070 (101 bb)
47d32b02 (CO): 10,419 (104 bb)
80697f0f (BU): 9,640 (96 bb)
b2d59891 (SB): 9,980 (100 bb)
Hero (BB): 9,660 (97 bb)

Pre-Flop: (270) Hero (Hero) is BB with A♥ 6♦
2 players fold, 9521593c (MP) raises to 240, 558e2523 (MP+1) calls 240, 47d32b02 (CO) calls 240, 80697f0f (BU) calls 240, 1 fold, Hero (BB) 3-bets to 1,530, 9521593c (MP) 4-bets to 10,250 (all-in), 3 players fold, Hero (BB) folds

Total pot: 3,950
9521593c (MP) wins 3,950

The open raiser is a reg and I have no infos about the cold callers. However, the cold callers seemed rather weak at the time.

I was wondering about such potential bluff squeezing spots in terms of 1) how big my squeeze should be and 2) which hands I use to bluff.

Due to the many cold callers, my squeeze is quite big. I guess I don't need to go even bigger as at some point, the stack to pot ratio becomes more important to the or (or the cold callers) than the immediate pot odds. For example, I think suited broadways are going to call less when the remaining stack-pot ratio is below 10:1. That said, I think at some point (i.e. increasing number of cold callers), my squeeze does not need to be bigger. Say the SB would have overcalled as well, is there any reason to squeeze bigger?

Hand selection:
That said, due to the big sizing and small stack-pot ratio, I think villains calling range is quite small and I will most often see a fold or 4bet. Assuming that, I think playability is not that important and blockers become more important. That's why I like to bluff with Axo and would rather overcall Axs SCs and weak suited broadways.

Any thoughts?

Aug. 12, 2020 | 7:52 a.m.

Comment | Gofa commented on NL100 KK 3betpot slowplay

I might have expressed myself a bit badly. I meant if someone sees him calling turn and river with TT- (= TT-66) after a flop check behind.

And as I said, even if he would call frequently with those hands, it wouldnt make up the disadvantages of a cb. I was just curious since he called down 99 in this specific hand.

Thx for the help!

Nov. 10, 2013 | 8:52 p.m.

Comment | Gofa commented on NL100 KK 3betpot slowplay

@ BigFishzh: Good post, thx! nothing to say but you are right. Especially the fact that checking back with certain blockers would make much more sense. Didnt think about that.

@ Ondrej: you could make an argument about betting bigger but 16 would be way to much esp. in a 3bet pot. Betting your suggested amounts would leave us a ~50$ stack on the river after betting. Thats the kind of spr where its getting hard to bet/fold imo.

Anyway, does anyone see him calling down TT- for 2 streets? That would be a reason left for checking back the flop.(Even if, I would pref. betting now anyways but I am jus curious)

Nov. 9, 2013 | 4:33 p.m.

Hand History | Gofa posted in NLHE: NL100 KK 3betpot slowplay
UTG3: $37.88
LJ: $100
HJ: $100
CO: $71.50
BN: $100
SB: $101.38
BB: $97.75
UTG: $113.91
UTG1: $176.68
UTG2: $112.35 (Hero)
villain is a 21/15/6/48 (vpip/pfr/3b/ft3b) reg with a 4bet of 10%, call 3bet of 43% and EP first in raise of 13%. I dont see him as a good regualar since he never puts me in tough spots and I saw him making some very questionable (mainly river) calls.
Preflop ($1.50) (10 Players)
Hero was dealt K K
UTG folds, UTG1 raises to $3, Hero raises to $9, UTG3 folds, LJ folds, HJ folds, CO folds, BN folds, SB folds, BB folds, UTG1 calls $6
Some FR regs would flat KK in this positions but given his high 3bet calling % and his reasonable wide opening range, I think the 3bet is the only option. Note that there is a huge whale in the BB with a vpip of 92(3bet 8%). Fishes behind me obv. change my plan in some spots to just flat rather than 3betting standard but in this case, I pretty much see him calling almost the same range to my 3bet as to the normal openraise. It might affect villains opening range tho, but I dont know if he actually raises looser with the fish in the BB.

Anyway, the fish folds and the reg calls, so we are HU. His opening range should be sth like:

22+ ATs+, AJo+, KTs+, KJo+, QTs+, QJo+, JTs wich is 14,3%

I dont see him calling 43% of that hands to my 3bet here given the positions but I still assume he is calling a very wide range:

66-QQ, AQo, AJs-AQs, KJs+, QJs
Flop ($19.50) J 4 Q (2 Players)
UTG1 checks, Hero checks
My first thought during the hand was, that this board hits his calling range pretty hard. So I decided to check behind as I did not see 3 streets value agains a worse hand and I might isolate my self agains better hands. Furthermore, this would def. be a flop I would give up my 3bet bluffs on. I did underestimate the amount of worse pairs he can have he when I was playing, so I think a bet would be good too. I think if I bet he will fold all his pairs of TT- and call everything else(all of that hit the flop). Still have 60% agains that callingrange.
Anyway I stick with the fact, that I wont get 3 streets agains one pair hands + excellend spot to balance my give ups. What do you think? I still pref. the checkbehind.
Turn ($19.50) 6 (2 Players)
UTG1 checks, Hero bets $10, UTG1 calls $10
following plan
River ($39.50) 4 (2 Players)
UTG1 checks, Hero bets $21, UTG1 calls $21
following plan
Final Pot
Hero has K K Hero wins $77.50

Nov. 9, 2013 | 7:46 a.m.

@ Daz: Yeah you are prob. right, I wont be shoving too many draws on the turn with that much stack behind. Obv. its more important what he is guessing how much I am shoving with draws, but I think he doesn´t see me shoving too much with draws there so he might find a fold with a decend made hand.

thx again everybody!

Nov. 8, 2013 | 5:38 p.m.

Thx for all the replies so far!

@ SCS & Daz: I am not really worried to much about his draws. As given in my range I just see a few combos. I am more thinking about my percieved range wich includes a lot more draws.

@ Chael Sonnen: Why isnt a 16/14 a standard reg? Its Fullring in case you didnt noticed (althought its just 7 handed in that moment). Your argument for shoving the turn is exactly what I meant, still think its close.

Would love to hear some opinions of your play in villains position with certain hands!

Thanks a lot again!

Nov. 5, 2013 | 10:10 p.m.

Hand History | Gofa posted in NLHE: NL100 turn decision in 3bet pot
UTG: $45
LJ: $100.35
HJ: $100
CO: $143.51 (Hero)
BN: $151.82
SB: $71.32
BB: $135.01
Villain is a pretty normal reg over 600 hands (16/14/4). Dont have any special reads so far.
Preflop ($1.50) (7 Players)
Hero was dealt 6 6
UTG folds, LJ folds, HJ folds, Hero raises to $2.62, BN folds, SB folds, BB raises to $8, Hero calls $6.38
think there is nothing really to say here. We are 135BB deep effective and I can call for set value ip against a player with an I guess reasonable strong 3betting range. Range should be something like TT+,AQs+ and some few combos of SCs or small pockets
Flop ($18.50) 2 K 6 (2 Players)
BB bets $9.75, Hero calls $9.75
Just one strong draw possible here. Think calling is best, especially since I dont have any rasing range here pretty much. Since I dont have more infos, I assume he is betting 100% of his range on that flop.
Turn ($38.00) 3 (2 Players)
BB bets $25, Hero raises to $124.76, BB folds
Now this is where it gets interessting for me. I dont see him having total air (just based on generel observations and tendencies of 2nd barrels). Furthermore, I would lower the chances of him having the top hands of his range, regarding he is leaving himself a more than potsize bet for the river with his turn betsizing. Some people dont pay attention to the pot growth with their bluffs.

I see him double barreling QQ+, AK, AhQh and a rare heart SC definetly, TT/JJ maybe. I am allmost 88% favorite against that range.

The obv advantage of calling is, that I can keep his range wide as possible and I will be able to get the money in on the river pretty easyly regarding the spr.
The obv disadvantage of calling is that he might realise equity on the river that he might have foldet out to a turn shove.

I am just thinking about hands like TT-QQ here and I would like to get some oppinions on what villain is likely to to (or what would you do in his spot). would you rather call a turn shove because Hero does have some semibluffs in his range or would you more c/c a blank river to catch those?
Do you see him folding AK,AA to a turn shove?

Additionally, any heart river might kill action sometimes. Do you see him barreling blank river with his busted draws?

Weighting all those things, I personally pref the call on the turn. What do you think?
Final Pot
Hero wins $84

Nov. 5, 2013 | 5:37 p.m.

10min: what about 3bet sizing especially ip? I wonder if it is really necessary or the best play to press the pot btn?

Dec. 31, 2012 | 11:57 p.m.

Hi Michael,

I like your vids a lot and I am really glad to see some good fullring content! I have some questions and looking forward to your answers:

bottom left table - 16:26

Would you ever check behind a Kd hand in this spot? My point is, that most playerrs would bet Turn & River with any
hand (at least at this turn), because they expect us to never have the nuts and we always have a hard time to call 2 barrels.

upper right table - 31:25

you say, if villain is going for a check/raise, he do it most of the time with some strong made hands and strong
draws and it is an eays bet/fold spot. So, why not betting smaller, around 12$? I guess this size would do the same job and save some money
against him.

upper middle table - 37:58

you say this guy has a lot of toppair/overpair type hands at the turn and is going to call a lot there. If you were in villains shoes, with
a hand like QQ+ or A9, how would you play it? The same way like villain did?

bottom right table - 51:57

do you have a check/call range in this spot? And if yes, which hands are in this range? I mean, in villains shoes, doesn't it make a lot of
sense to turn most of his marginal made hands into a bluff, because he knows you are going to fold almost ever (often even the best better hand) ?

Thanks in advance!

Dec. 28, 2012 | 3:43 p.m.

as u mentioned it in ur last vid, Id love to see a turbo session of u, especially with the tcoop around the corner!

Dec. 26, 2012 | 1:58 p.m.

same thoughts on the qj95 hand...dont get it why we shove the river, would we ever do this with the nutz? which jt combos would we even play this way and why would we ever shove here with the nutz if we assume he has a decent amount of bluffs in his range

Dec. 25, 2012 | 10:01 p.m.

yeah that would be awesome!

Dec. 25, 2012 | 9:31 p.m.

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