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NL 25 Zoom: KJo: 3bet pot: ugly turn but not a whole much left behind

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  • NL 25 Zoom: KJo: 3bet pot: ugly turn but not a whole much left behind

    Hi, only 23 hands on villain but he already 3-bet once from SB and once from BB, so I decided to go for a light three bet with KJo. I probably would have just called pre with a more playable hand like KJs. My stomach told me: "get it in" on the turn, but my stomach is pretty stupid most the time, dont think there are enough draws left to charge on this turn card to justify getting the money in, or what do you think?

  • #2
    Hi Bald,

    Not sure, but if we check it back then I think we should be prepared to call a river bet that puts us all in as we make our hand look like AK and may induce bets from weaker hands and other AK holdings. If we're not comfortable with that, then it's probably better to put him in now.

    As a side note, I don't like the 4b pre and it's part of why we're in this spot. If the guy is 3-betting light frequently vs. button opens (as we suspect is the case), then I think we do better defending our open by flatting KJ in position here. I'd rather slip the light 4b in with K5 or A3 as they don't play nearly as well flatting vs. a wide 3b range but are nice light 4b options with a blocker.
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    • #3
      I would check it back although I am not sure that's the optimal line to take.
      I just think we aren't getting called by anything worse there, so I would pretty much give up on the hand.

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      • #4
        I don't hate a check back here either. I would just hate to get x/shoved on here I think (because of the backdoor possibility).

        I think when opponents flat 4bets they often do this with hands that are not good to get it in preflop with but they also feel that they are too good to fold. Specifically hands like TT/JJ/QQ/AK. Sometimes they call 4bets with AA if villain has a 4bet tendency to re-steal over a 3bet.

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