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2NL 6m zoom - OTR hero call or not?

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  • 2NL 6m zoom - OTR hero call or not?

    Villain: 36 hands, 12/12/0, CB:2/2, seems to be aggressive but too little data.

    This seems to be a set of slow played QQ or TT, so this is polarized range right?

    Should I hero call?

    PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

    Button ($1.29)
    SB ($1)
    BB ($1.99)
    Hero (UTG) ($3.01)
    MP ($3.75)
    CO ($2.48)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG with J, J
    Hero raises to $0.06, MP raises to $0.18, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.12

    Flop: ($0.39) 7, Q, 6 (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP checks

    Turn: ($0.39) 10 (2 players)
    Hero bets $0.21, MP raises to $0.72, Hero calls $0.51

    River: ($1.83) 5 (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP bets $1.06

  • #2
    Is the 0 his 3bet?

    If this is his first 3bet, in 36 hands, then I like the call pre. You are both deep enough and if you get a favourable looking flop then the early signs are you will get at least a cbet out of him and be able to re-assess future streets.

    As he has played this though, it looks a little odd, in the sense that he rarely 3bets, yet did so, and he has cbet 100% (2/2 admittedly so not statistically significant yet), but hasnt. When he raises, turn, I think he is ahead, I would quite possibly fold there, I would really like to fold on the river. I dont think we are ahead.

    Long winded answer, no, I don't think you should hero call.


    • #3
      I'm usually never calling 3bets OOP; OOP its 4bet or fold for me - I think we can make an argument for folding JJ to a 3bet when we open from UTG and get raised from MP 100bb deep. With this depth of money, maybe calling is fine but I want to play very cautiously when I don't hit a set. As played, I like the turn bet but alarms are going off when they raise us OTT. I bet turn for value against AK and that's basically it so I'd like a small turn bet. Because my plan was to play a small pot post flop when I don't hit my set then I'm probably going to follow that plan by folding turn. At this point what do we beat? loose 3bet with 98 made it. TT made it, JJ probably not raising turn and is an unlikely holding given we have two jacks. AA/KK/QQ AQ. Are there bluffs in their range? well I don't know; they are unknown so take standard line I think and fold turn OOP as we are going to face a bet OTR more often than not with that turn action.


      • #4
        Yeah, 0 is his 3bet.

        Ty for comments!

        I did not call, so the cards are unknown. Yeah, maybe turn x/r was a mark of bad times, now when I look at it the sizing is pretty big and fold in order.

        Still, I keep hearing: “His range is polarized – so I call” , so I was wondering if this was one of those situations.


        • #5
          4betting here is terrible. Calling is the only play in my book.

          As played I would just try and showdown our hand. No need to put money into the pot.

          If he bets small OTT you could argue a call because of pot odds.

          As played, fold turn and fold river.



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