HJ appeared to be a solid TAG. He open raises and is aggressive from the few hands I have seen him play.
effective stacks 120bb
HJ opens 2.25x, Heros in BU 3bets to 7.75x, HJ calls
I 3bet light with premium and bluffs like A5s or 67s. I haven’t been 3betting that much, so I figured I can get good fold equity. I’m not sure about his 4-betting range since almost no one ever 3bets light on RP, though I expect him to call with only playable hands.
3c5h7c (pot: 17.0 bb)
HJ checks, Heros bets 8.5bb, HJ calls
Not the best flop for me. HJ would have gotten a good piece of the flop with his suited connectors, and a good portion of my hands are overcards. However, I still need to bet my pocket pairs to get value from worst pocket pairs, worst pairs, and draws.
When he calls, I assume has a pocket pair, set, or a pair + straight draw, or a flush draw.
3c5h7c 8h (pot: 34bb)
HJ bets 18bb, Heros folds
Terrible turn card for me. His suited connectors that could have called on the flop improved to a straight or two-pair, turning my overpairs into a bluff catcher.
He has 14 combos of straights — 66 (6 combos), 56s (2 combos), 67s (2 combos), A6s (4 combos). But if he bets his flush draws like this, he can potentially have many bluffs — 89s - KQs of spades (5 combos), A2, A3, A5, A9, A10, AJ, AQ of clubs (7 combos), A2 and A3 of hearts (2 combos) — 14 combos in total.
I think that he understands that this card is good for him, and will donk with some bluffs too. However, I could be wrong, and I don’t know about his bluffing frequency. Some of his bluffs like A2 of clubs would probably check-raise on the flop; thus, he likely has less than 14 combos of bluffs. I don’t know if he’ll bluff all his flush draws. Also, I don’t know if he would bet his two pairs and set, knowing I would probably check behind.
I’m obviously calling with AdAs since it doesn’t block any bluffs. I’m on the border with KK and QQ without spades. Do you think it’s worth calling with these hands?
I am getting a good price to bluff catch, but if I call, I will probably face another bet on the river. If a blank comes on the river, and villain bets again, what would you call with then?
What do I do with my 67s? Since I 3bet light, interestingly, I do have the nuts some of the time. Do I reraise with them? If I reraise with 67s, could I bluff with some hands then? Or should I call to strengthen my calling range?
I personally would reraise it to charge his flush draws. What do you think?