This is a discussion on AJo on BTN facing 3bet within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; No reads on villain. Should we have folded to 3bet pre? what do you think of river call ?
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1. Call 3 bet preflop. You have position - and a good hand!
2. If river card was a blank - would you have folded?
3. I hope the answer is yes. But J was a very bad river card for you.
While its true you are not beating much of his range, you are beating AA KK AK. I dont think you can fold 2 pair here.
He is not beating AA (set) and I doubt many players bet three streets with KK with an ace on the flop. Only AK left (and with three to a flush few players bet both the turn and the river with AK even HU - maybe if they have the king of heart). But with AK he's only hoping to get called by a worse Ax.
I think it was perfectly plsyed by the river, there it should be a fold with the action and board. If there would have been only 2 broadway cards on it i would probably call but with 3 and a flush there are higher chances that you are beat than winning with 2 pairs
I think you played it well considering if he did have KK, QQ, JJ etc that ace would have more than likely sealed the deal. A considerable amount of players overplay those hands on the flop to begin with, so assuming he had something around that range, you're good. However, there were a good amount of hands that beat you. You were stomped against Aces, AK, AQ or trips and considering the re-raise pre, c-bet post and turn with the shove on the river could have given you enough info to possibly make an informed fold, especially on the flop and turn. That jack on the river was an asshole. Overall, I feel like you would have won that hand more than you would have lost it but I think his position and willingness to bet might have been enough to help you fold. What I have noticed in the microstakes is that people either over play their monsters KK and lower post flop or bet aggressively when a hand is made.