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5NL - facing aggression with TPTK BTN v B

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  • 5NL - facing aggression with TPTK BTN v B

    Villain is unknown There might be reason to 3bet villain min raise preflop, but I decided to call On the flop we are OOP with TPTK on a two-tone board. For some reason I went for a c/r instead of a c/c. and villain comes over the top with an all in shove. Considering his bet size on the flop, I hardly think we will be any good here?

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    Hi Geo,

    Even though villain is unknown I would generally 3b a button open min-raise with AQ for straight value. It makes our hand easier to play, punishes his loose steal range (which is probable there is a fair bit of one), and can get called by worse as players will often call our 3B with hands like AT and KQ thinking "oh the BB thinks I was just stealing but I've got a real hand so I call!"

    So post flop I think you're asking the wrong question. You skimmed over the relevant question of why you check-raised. This creates a situation where we will get action from a range of hands that has very good equity against us (probably few worse hands, all the better ones, and the draws) and fold out hands which are in really bad equity shape. My preference is to lead out here or check/call, but not check/raise without any reads.
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