HAND DETAILS - $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players


Position Name Stack
BTN $105.75 (105.8 bb)
SB Hero $100 (100 bb)
BB $100 (100 bb)
UTG+1 $75 (75 bb)
UTG+2 $100 (100 bb)
MP1 $100 (100 bb)
MP2 $105.35 (105.4 bb)
MP3 $100 (100 bb)
CO $101.50 (101.5 bb)


Played Date:03/12/2011
Limit:No Limit Hold'em Cash
Site:Poker Stars

Preflop: Hero is SB with 7 of clubs A of spades
7 folds, Hero raises to $3, BB calls $2

Flop: ($6) 9 of clubs 3 of spades 7 of diamonds (2 players)
Hero bets $4, BB raises to $12, Hero raises to $25, BB folds


In this hand the BB is a regular that I have played about 100 hands with. When I raise in the SB I expect the BB to call with a wide range of hands, probably at least his top 30%. I go ahead and bet the flop for value. I would probably check fold on this flop with weak hands like A4o or K8s.

When I get raised, it reps an extremely narrow value range. It represents 33, 77, 99, and 97s, which is a total of 1.5% of preflop starting hands not even counting card removal. It's also possible he is raising a made hand like TT or A9 but it seems natural to call with those hands on the flop. A raise could also be a semibluff with a straight draw like 8T or 86. It is quite likely my opponent would attack me on this board because it looks like it doesn't hit my range. If I 3-bet the flop I can represent a lot of strong hands - 33, 77, 99, 97s, QQ, KK, and AA. With my bet sizing I am risking $21 to win $22, so I am counting on my opponent bluffing at least half the time. I consider this a better option than flatting because there are a lot of turn cards that could come that I wouldn't like, any 6,8,T,J,Q, or K.
Posted on 03/14/2011 at 3:39 AM by CardRunners: awesemo
nice analysis. are you calling a 4bet shove or folding to a shove?
Posted on 03/14/2011 at 12:32 PM by CardRunners: Bobo_12
I would fold to a shove; essentially this is a semibluff. It is possible but unlikely that he has a set, and it is unlikely that he would risk the other $85 in his stack to win $43 as a bluff, especially since there are a decent amount of hands in my range I could call with.
Posted on 03/14/2011 at 3:01 PM by CardRunners: awesemo

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