Originally Posted by Shumkoolie
I'm kind of on the fence on this one. You still have 16 BB's if you fold so it's not like you're in terrible shape. Villain here is pretty active so your shove does fairly well against his calling range. You just happened to run into a better hand, though you had two overs so you weren't dead. At the same time though, hands like KQ/KJ are so tricky to play because the top of villain's range has you in such terrible shape a good amount of the time that I'd rather see hands like 56/67/78/89 that have connectivity because your equity is higher against AK/AQ/AJ.
I don't love the play here in this pot, given that you still have 16 BB's, but I don't hate it either, especially based on this opponent's activity.
Just something to think about.
yes well said. The main reason you need to be really careful in spots like this is due to the fact that bad villians like this tend to play linear ranges, so they will raise/call stuff we have dominated, but also raise call a huge chunk that has us beat. So usually vs looser opponants who fold a lot we would 3bet jam the top of our range, 3bet jam hands that run well and are safe like 98s etc, then have a decent calling range also which would include stuff like KQ KJ etc.
But vs villians like above who play linear ranges and tend to overvalue hands, you are probably better off just 3bet jamming a little wider to include stuff like KQ at the widest to take advantage of him calling with KJ QJ and wider. but take out the bluffing
range or you will get caught to often with 98s vs A3 or whatever he wants to call with. Also you will want to open your calling range up as well and outplay him postflop a bit, which is tricky considering our stack size, but totally doable.