$2 NLHE 6-max: $ : 3-bet pot, holding 88 facing a triple barrel



Rock Star
Jan 30, 2020
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pokerstars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 6 players
Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

UTG: $2.85 (143 bb)
MP: $3.01 (151 bb)
CO: $1.42 (71 bb)
BU (Hero): $2.00 (100 bb)
SB: $1.06 (53 bb)
BB: $2.00 (100 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BTN with 8 8
3 players fold, Hero raises to $0.06, SB 3-bets to $0.10, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.04

Flop: ($0.22) T 3 T (2 players)
SB bets $0.11, Hero calls $0.11

Turn: ($0.44) 2 (2 players)
SB bets $0.21, Hero calls $0.21

River: ($0.86) 6 (2 players)
SB bets $0.64 (all-in), (Hero) ...?


Rock Star
Oct 2, 2014
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Prob could mess with him and raise small on the flop and check it down after that.
As played have to call a river shove imo, doubt they capable of jamming over pairs on paird flush board in nl2. Most likely he doesnt have enough Tz and flush combos in this line, if he is capable at least sometimes jam.
Anyway long story short im calling river, cause he is repping very narrow.
Hope this helps and Good Luck!


Rock Star
Jul 8, 2021
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You *Just* sat down at that table, SB was already half stacked, so likely is aggro/loose, possible a wide range. You really have to put him on a flat out bluff to call in that situation. They controlled betting from the get go, pretty easy fold or a nice pickoff call if you really think he was just Cbetting his A,K or A,Q. Ok'ish odds to call since you have .40'ish already in and it's just .60'ish more to call, but if he's got the flush or the 10 or even 9's or better, you just lost 50%. Instead of still sitting with 80% and better reads on this guy down the line. I doubt the flush since he was just half pot betting, but could have been fishing for it at the start with 6,7d or something and was worried about you having Ad until river blank.

Edit: I personally would have raised him on that flop to find out more and most likely take it down. You played it passive to keep it lower, but that just encouraged them jamming the end. If you don't mind my asking, what was the result?


Rock Star
Sep 24, 2020
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P: open to 2.5x, 3x is ok. Easy call IP vs min-3bet.

F: easy fold, we didn't hit our set, so we're done with hand. Almost never raise in this spot, we're playing guessing games, even a loose call as played is much better than raising (turning our hand into a bluff).

T: as played, fold.

R: as played, fold.

You're taking massive risks vs weak players. Its not necessary to play like this in nl2. A basic TAG game where you value bet strong made hands will beat nl2 all day long. Maybe sprinkle in low frequency bluffs on scare cards, but even that isn't needed.

An understanding of position and initiative (don't find yourself calling a lot) is all you need.


Rock Star
Sep 16, 2010
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Preflop is OK.
On flop you have mediocre hand with only 2 outs. So against unknown aggressive player our hand is just bluff catcher. And its seems his hand not so bluffy.