$400 NLHE Full Ring: JJ in $1,300+ pot
SB, Hero (> $1,398)
in a B&M casino with over $100,000 Bad Beat Jackpot.
UTG calls $5. I classify him as a shortstacking fish.
UTG+3 raises to $20. I classify him as a TAG, and probably the player closest to my playing style in the table.
Next 4 players fold. I'm in SB.
A) What should be my flatting and 3-betting range in the SB? I am currently reading the Polished Poker
ebook, so I will try to analyze my hand from what I have read so far.
1. How wide is villain raising?
UTG has been an ATC player despite continually shortstacking for the $100 minimum buy-in. UTG+3 is a tight player who has probably also observed that UTG has been limping too much, so is my estimate of his raising range to be ~17% of hands reasonable, e.g.,
[ 55+, AT+, QJ-KJ, A2s+, K9s+, QTs+, J9s+ ]?
I am thinking that my 3-betting range in SB should be something like ~6% of hands
[ TT+(100), AQs+(100), A9s-ATs(100), KQs(100), AKo(100), A5s(100), AJs(75), A8s(75), A4s(75) ]
and flat with
[ 88, 99, AQ, JTs, QJs, A3s, AJs(25), A8s(25), A4s(25) ].
2. How good is villain in the big blind?
BB and UTG are both shortstacking fish. I wouldn't be surprised if BB flats the $15 raise despite having only $80 behind. I expect UTG to call with his
If I understand John A's advice, expanding my flatting range and providing a good price for BB and UTG to call and stay in the pot is ideal. So maybe I should move [ KQs, A8s-AJs, A4s-A5s ] from my 3-betting to flatting range? Or should I actually expand my 3-betting range to lessen the field to < three villains?
3. How aggressive is last-to-act villain post-flop?
I would classify UTG+3 as TAG so I'm supposed to tighten my flatting range. I think UTG+3 is willing to fold to a 3-bet, so I don't need to tighten my 3-betting range.
I'm supposed to occasionally trap by flatting some strong hands in tougher games against good villains. So in this specific situation based on the above factors, should I tighten my 3-betting range to only
~[ QQ+, AK, AQs+]
and flat with
[ 88-JJ, AQ, JTs, QJs, A8s-AJs, KQs, A4s-A5s ]?
I actually have
The hand will become very interesting, but should I flat or 3-bet? If 3-bet, how much and what should me my lowest 3-betting hand?