Originally Posted by Aces2w1n
PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 (http://www.pokertracker.com)
Hero (UTG): $3.18
SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02
Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has 8<font color='red'>♥</font> 8<font color='black'>♣</font>
Hero raises to $0.07, fold, MP raises to $0.22, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.15
Flop: ($0.47, 2 players) T<font color='black'>♠</font> 2<font color='red'>♦</font> 6<font color='black'>♣</font>
Hero bets $0.33, MP calls $0.33
Turn: ($1.13, 2 players) 7<font color='red'>♥</font>
Hero bets $0.81, MP calls $0.81
River: ($2.75, 2 players) 5<font color='red'>♥</font>
Hero checks, MP bets $1.42 and is all-in, fold
MP wins $2.65
Flatting the 3 bet here is marginal, yes your a little deeper than 100bb but your out of position and he is 3 betting your UTG open. This means as your range is generally tighter villains will be too, especially doing this from MP. I probably just fold here with no stats on villain.
When you do flat the 3 bet here, you are essentially set mining. Why are we donking the flop here against an unknown in that case? At higher stakes I can see this if we donk our sets almost always in this spot, against a thinking player, but i'd be prepared to barrel. At 2NL I dont like this play at all, our main concern at these stakes is value betting to death. By donking here and then barrelling the turn we are turning our hand into a bluff. Bluffing is only profitable at these stakes against reg thinking players and even then when used sporadically. We have no info to suggest villain is this so should be avoided. Also sizing off a little here too, betting over about 55% of the flop in a 4 bet pot is unneccessary in my opinion but the difference is negligible.
River is a fold.