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A few questions from the following 1/2 NL live game, 8 handed.

UTG opens to $10 on a $325 stack (don't know much about the player, only saw them call a raise pre in the 30ish mins i'd been there. I'm not sure if this is a normal raise size for them or larger that usual. It did seem larger than normal for the game which was usually 6 or 7.)

Folds to me in the SB with KhQc and a $102 stack. First thing I'm wondering is if this should be a 3bet or fold situation at this stack depth? I wasn't sure and went with a call given the large open from UTG and my short stack. I feel like if I'm 3 betting here, it won't lead to many folds but calling doesn't seem great either OOP. How would you treat this situation? What portions of your range would be a call vs raise?

Flop comes 7s3h2c, I check and UTG bets $10 into a $22 pot and I folded. Should I be calling or even raising here with 2 overs to that sizing? Seems like I'm beat a large % of the time with such a dry board.
 
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Standard fold on the flop

I think his range beats KQo
I don’t see any point in 3bet preflop
 
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A few questions from the following 1/2 NL live game, 8 handed.

UTG opens to $10 on a $325 stack (don't know much about the player, only saw them call a raise pre in the 30ish mins i'd been there. I'm not sure if this is a normal raise size for them or larger that usual. It did seem larger than normal for the game which was usually 6 or 7.)

Folds to me in the SB with KhQc and a $102 stack. First thing I'm wondering is if this should be a 3bet or fold situation at this stack depth? I wasn't sure and went with a call given the large open from UTG and my short stack. I feel like if I'm 3 betting here, it won't lead to many folds but calling doesn't seem great either OOP. How would you treat this situation? What portions of your range would be a call vs raise?

Flop comes 7s3h2c, I check and UTG bets $10 into a $22 pot and I folded. Should I be calling or even raising here with 2 overs to that sizing? Seems like I'm beat a large % of the time with such a dry board.

Probably would have folded preflop, but the call was OK. You hit nothing and folded... I think you played it right.
 
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DavPerz

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I would fold preflop. SB is the hardest position to defend unless you got something good or are good at bluffing. KQo has a lot that could beat it, especially at that spot. Maybe cutoff or button I would 3-bet, but not against this guy who seem to have a deepish stack and maybe tight.
 
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In the SB I prefer to play a three bet or fold strategy. But at your stack depth if you raised to to $40, your basically playing for your stack. SPR < 1.5.Also what range do you think he is playing from that position?
 
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The UTG 5bb (nit?) raise should mean a very strong hand, but since it's cash game, somehting that won't play very well post-flop if the board is not comfortable: I would say a mid-pair 55-JJ or KQ-AJ-AQ. Either way, you're playing OOP and the bottom of his range would have you beaten or splitting. The flop could even get him a set but I don't think so since I can probably see him checking to represent he missed the flop and would wait for you to hit something to try to gain value. Your call pre-flop is understandable but if you hit it could mean problem anyway, so the fold after flop is correct too. IMO.
 
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Jajeeek

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Fold. At best, you've got a flip here, although you're rather in the back. You play out of position to open high with UTG, you have no information about your opponent, you don't know how to play. We don't really want to play such a spot here, even if your K or Q drops, you might be behind
 
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