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25NL: Is it ok to commit with TPTK in 3b pot?

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  • 25NL: Is it ok to commit with TPTK in 3b pot?

    Opponent is 19/17, 3b 12%, CB 67%; Agg 5.0 I call the iso 3b vs fish in SB as he's likely to be wide & he may fold to a 4 bet. I am out of position, but hope the fish comes along to improve implied odds. I flop TPTK, but is raising here a mistake as what worse would call? AQ, KQ,QQ perhaps Is just calling a better option to keep his range wide? When he shoves I decide to commit as TPTK in 3b pot is ok to go with?

  • #2
    In best case I think you are up against AK, OFC you reads about a player comes in hand in this situation but what worse is he shoving with? QQ?? maybe but I don't think so

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    • #3
      Hi carl,

      I think you have answered your own question in thinking about this hand for the post.

      When you check-raise the flop, what worse hands can call this? KQ is about it. Fortunately KQ should be in his 3B range here as an aggressive 3-bettor who's isolating a fish. But, that's not a lot of combos compared to all the better combos he can hold, like AA/KK/JJ/99/KJ/QT (KJ/QT also being hands he might iso the fish with).

      And then, while the prospects of our c/r getting called by worse looks bleak, he doesn't call, he raises all in.

      While putting this much money in the pot and folding TPTK isn't desirable, it's even less desirable to put the rest of our stack in with horrible equity. I simply can't see any worse hands that take this action. If you run your equity vs AK/AA/JJ/99/KJ/QT you'll find it's very low, and an most of it is coming from the chops vs. other AK's.

      Check/call the flop, and go from there. As played, fold to the shove imo.



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      • #4
        I'm about 13% versus that range on the flop which is very low indeed!

        He's given enough indication of his strength to fold for sure even with the amount of money put into the pot already.

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