This is a discussion on $50 NLHE 6-max: Was this the optimal line ? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Blinds 25/50c
Action folds to Hero $50 on button with Jd Js who opens to
SB $50 3 bets to $4
BB folds Hero
On the flop Hero should be looking to get his stack in. The best way to do this is re-raising preflop. If Villain has nothing she will fold on the next raise. Villain's original raise indicates she has at least a pair or big draw, If villain doesn't have the draw and it comes in she will fold smaller hands on a raise on the turn.
As played Villain raise makes the shove mandatory, IMHO.
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re: Poker & $50 NLHE 6-max: Was this the optimal line ?
In general I think you have played the hand very well.
I doubt that an SB is folding AA or KK when the range that call/3-bet preflop from BTN, blocks those hands and capped a lot the range of villain. Unless the opponent thinks we never have bluffs. Which seems unlikely, under normal circumstances.
Also it seems that the villain wants you to fold as soon as possible, due to the bet sizes he chooses. So of course we can still get the maximum value on the turn when we decide to push, since the 7h is a total brick in this texture de board.
What other line were you thinking you could do? Just call the turn? And then you're missing out on value if missed draws don't bluff the river. With your stack size left, it wouldn't even be a good bluff. There's just not much left behind to not just GIAI on the turn.