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Old 05-01-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
King Iverson
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Pocket Pair - 40 BB Deep

Hi Guys,
Theory Question. A lot of time I dealt a small to medium pocket pair in the BB with a medium stack and have no idea what to do.
1. I can't set mine profitably due to stack sizes, so I don't like a call.
2. If i'm 3 betting, and get 4bet shove / call - I'm in an ugly spot most of the time. I'm almost always flipping or worse. So it's a 3 bet bluff, and it doesn't make any sense.
3. 3 Bet all in seems like a bad option as well. Never get callef drom a worse hand.
4. Fold is not an option.

What are you doing in these spots?

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Old 05-02-2017, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: Pocket Pair - 40 BB Deep

You can call and play postflop without just check folding if you don't flop a set.
Medium pairs should be good enough to 3b GII pre at 40bb, maybe 66+?
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:28 PM   #3
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Re: Pocket Pair - 40 BB Deep

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Medium pairs should be good enough to 3b GII pre at 40bb, maybe 66+?
Isn't it a 3 bet bluff?
I will find my self in tough spot against calls. There are almost any good flops for 66.
I will have to fold / flip against 4 bet shove.

No?
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:12 PM   #4
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Re: Pocket Pair - 40 BB Deep

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Isn't it a 3 bet bluff?
I will find my self in tough spot against calls. There are almost any good flops for 66.
I will have to fold / flip against 4 bet shove.

No?
It depends how he plays post flop for me. If hes super aggro post then I think I would go for the 3b unless he calls a lot of 3b. If hes more balanced or passive I tend to call as I have better chance to realize my equity. Just because the stacks are awkward doesn't mean you can't profitably flat against certain opponents. I don't play ss often so not really sure what is gto in these type of situations.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:32 PM   #5
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Re: Pocket Pair - 40 BB Deep

1) For the 3bet, we could take some of the small pocket pairs out of our 3bet flatting range and don't play them. 2) Top off your stack.
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