3 bet preflop is a missed opportunity.
when you call preflop and the UTG raiser chooses a 3/4 pot sizing on the turn,
means your opponent has a merged valuerange and some semibluffs, flushdraws. turn is a fold against unknown UTG opener IMO
Oct. 18, 2017 | 1 p.m.
If you are working 6 days a week you should use another activity to relax and build a roll by simply raising funds to deposit later when you can take some days off from work. Using your whole bankroll on a tournament might be poorly for your mindset.
save some bucks and play when you can take a week off for example.
I am currently moving from one apartment to another so i am not playing. I regularly play NL50 zoom on both pokerstars and party but i take 2 months off until i am into my A-game again.
Oct. 18, 2017 | 11:58 a.m.
against an unknow in Zoom with a full stack i would not call AQo against a BTN 3 bet.
AQ is bottom of your range against an unknow since you have to play ABC against that kind of villain. You have no history so you will never balance your range in that spot. I would never 4 bet pre if the villain seems reggy and is an unknow.
Always fold in that spot with anything but AA KK (maybe QQ AKs and AK)
June 17, 2017 | 11:04 a.m.
I was wondering if anyone can help me out to set up Poker Tracker 4 to work with Full Tilt after the migration to Pokerstars. I re-downloaded tghe cleitn and chose the same folder for my history as i use for stars. But the Hud does never display on my tables.
Anyone who helps me out will get a free hug :)
June 14, 2016 | 12:56 a.m.
fold and play more hands against him. Next time you hold a set in a spot like this play flop 1/3 again and enjoy his shove. you can get his stack later on. let other people call and when you see him shoving with nothing or any overpair, take notes :)
no need to call. you can have a solid winrate at 10NL by folding a lot when you miss flop, even with AA. average fish will still call or shove with weak hands when you hit the flop hard :)
May 10, 2016 | 2:50 p.m.
raising turn is fine when your plan is to fold to any 3bet on the turn since it obv means 2pair+ on this board texture ( which is exploitable by a good reg but not by a fish like this).
its also an option to just call the turn and take notes on river sizing to exploit the player later on. its just a tptk hand and when you win or loose small pots against this opponent with your marginal hands like this ( tptk has some showdown value but cant stand a 3 bet from the average fish on this board texture) and WIN big pots with your top2 pair+ hands your winrate will be exploding without risking too much with tptk.
you could also min 2 bet the turn and see what he does. maybe he interpretates a raise as strength and does not pay attention to the sizing so his 3 bet always means 2pair+. then you can easily fold and loose less BB's in that spot.
Gameflow idea: when you see fish calling with J2 in the BB i would increase my preflop sizing in the next orbits and tighten up when stealing, since he'll still call with weaker hands and you play bigger pots when youre a big favourite :)
May 8, 2016 | 1:56 p.m.
What sizing would you bet there? like 66-75% of the pot?
May 6, 2016 | 6:47 p.m.
well i think it pretty much depends on his range, if he is a TAG who does not put variation in his game he won't have 67s or hands like this in his calling range when we 3 bet him preflop. i would not raise the turn if i just flatted pre ( which i 'd never do unless its KTs and i want to balance my play). the advice of raising the turn is only for the situation where we 3 bet pre. but after thinking about it this move is just good if you have a history thats true
May 6, 2016 | 1:15 p.m.
what type of player is the villain? with KTo i would rather 3 bet light than calling OOP because it is to weak to call against most of the TAG players.
i would rather raise the turn because not a lot of hands can continue and only premiums like AA KK QQ ( which you would have filtered out of his range by simply 3-betting light preflop) or sets will shove here. against all the other hands you have decent fold equity.
you run into waaay to much spots like this where you wont be too comfortable to call the river bet with KTo if you play it like this :)
May 6, 2016 | 10:40 a.m.
I was wondering which lines one can take when flopping a set
you are utg in 10/25 zoom and dealt 8d8h. You decide to make a standard 3BB open raise.
The button calls * and the blinds do both fold.
Button is a *TAG reg Vpip 20 Pfr 18 AF 3.5.
Flop comes 8cThQh.
Do you c-bet here (if so, how big) or do you check to him? which stats you look at to decide wether checking or betting is better?
I am not sure when it is better to build a pot here and when it is better to keep the pot small and decide on the turn how to continue.
advantage of betting small:
when villain just calls the flop and the draw hits on the turn you can check to him, let him bet like 70-100% of the pot and just x/call this raise. when you hit your full on the river you can easily get his stack by check raising him all in if he has the tendency to see a lot of showdowns with made hands that are beaten on the river easily.
when the turn does not hit his draw you can now bet again ( maybe 60-75% of the pot) and he will likely call with his hand being an underdog.
Would yu ever bet the flop bigger or even x/r it?
May 6, 2016 | 10:13 a.m.
JT makes sense for his shove on the river since he only calls turn, which often means he has had top two which are now dominated by the A on the turn.
If you combine the behaviour of raising the flop first and then checking turn makes Sense for either JT oder another hand with a jack in it.
since he did not 3 bet pre i would assume he has like KJ QJ and JT fairly often.
if i were you i would 3 bet the flop small to sth like 7-8$ just to force him to put more money in the pot since you are ahead on that flop unless he has trips which does not make sense for his preflop game and if he has 2 pairs you will stack him off anyway :) and also a lot of times with his TPGK hands like QJ and KJ.