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Old 04-22-2019, 08:40 PM   #1
amirsal
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89s in 3bet pot.

A 1/1 game, action is pretty average, players are on the tighter side.

I open 89s UTG with a stack of 200, I bet 4.

This would usually be a fold, but in this game where there's rarely 3bets I figured it's ok.

Hijack raised to 16 with a stack of 100. BB calls (covers me) and I call.
Hijack is a fish who can easily overvalue marginal hands, So I'll gladly face him postflop.

Pot 49.
Flop: TJ3 with J of spade. Action checks through.

Pot 49.
Turn: Q spade.

BB bets 25, I improved to a straight and a backdoor flush draw, so I call.
Hijack shoves his remaining 84 chips, BB calls.

What's the correct play here?

BB is a pretty straightforward player. Don't think I've seen him bluff nor get out of line alot. I put him on a draw or 2pair on the turn.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:44 PM   #2
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Re: 89s in 3bet pot.

How much does BB player have?
P.S. it’s almost irrelevant.
Shove here all day long every time.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:32 AM   #3
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Re: 89s in 3bet pot.

Correct play is to fold your SC to the 3 bet pf.

You have what was known before the poker boom as the donkey end of the straight. I suspect you found out why.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:49 AM   #4
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Re: 89s in 3bet pot.

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Correct play is to fold your SC to the 3 bet pf.

You have what was known before the poker boom as the donkey end of the straight. I suspect you found out why.
This, and I have a feeling that you just figured out why 89 is my least favorite connector hand.

If I'm calling a 3b with suited connectors it will almost never be 89s for this specific reason. AK is in most 3b ranges and that means QJT isn't an amazing board for me.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:05 AM   #5
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Re: 89s in 3bet pot.

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This, and I have a feeling that you just figured out why 89 is my least favorite connector hand.

If I'm calling a 3b with suited connectors it will almost never be 89s for this specific reason. AK is in most 3b ranges and that means QJT isn't an amazing board for me.
Never though about 89s like that, you make a good point.

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Old 04-23-2019, 09:10 AM   #6
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Re: 89s in 3bet pot.

I have seen this often in my playing days. Player calls a 3-bet with 89 and gets stacked on a QJT board to AK.

But that said, what to do......pot is now $238 and Hero has $159 behind. No reason to call.....just shove and see what happens. You're probably up against a higher straight, but you have outs to a flush.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:17 AM   #7
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Re: 89s in 3bet pot.

Your playing for value here obviously, so you want to get all the chips in the pot. I don’t see BB folding even if you shove so I’m probably moving all in. You could min raise it if BB is a fishy player, which basically pot commits him although BB might not realize it.
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