[NL20-NL50] 4B Fold

    • Dublimax
      Joined: 22.11.2008 Posts: 2,233
      iPoker - $0.50 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: $58.12
      Hero (UTG): $64.14
      MP: $11.17
      CO: $32.36
      BTN: $50.00
      SB: $53.00 VP:19/PR:15/Squeeze7%/4B:7%

      SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has 7:club: 7:spade:

      Hero raises to $1.75, fold, CO calls $1.75, fold, SB raises to $8.00, fold, Hero raises to $18.00, fold, SB raises to $53.00, fold

      I raise from UTG and SB squeeze. It does look strong since I raised from UTG.
      Knowing this I decide to 4B bluff representing a very strong range but he shoved.

      If we put him on AK,KK+ we have 40% equity but a pot odd of 48% so I think the fold is ok.
      But I think that his squeeze size is big which would tend towards AK.

      1) Is it ok to 4B bluff from UTG, or his range is too strong already?
      2) only looking at his squeeze size and without any other reads can I put him on AK more than KK+ and call profitably?
  • 3 replies
    • falcone1983
      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 5,420
      His squeeze size is perfectly standard.

      If you put him on KK+/AK, you can't fold to the shove since you have 39,4% equity and you only need 32,8% to call profitably.
    • AninIII
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944

      by 4-bet/folding you are turning your made hand into a bluff.
      You could do that with JTo, 72o or random air as well.
      I tend to fold pre because villain doesn't look loose at all.
      And his range is way stronger than yours, because you raised UTG, got called and he squeezed nevertheless oop.
      If you know that CO overcalls squeeze, when you call, then you can consider a call from time to time. You have to call 6,25$ to win 24,50$.

      Best regards,
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I wot really 4-bet bluff at that spot especially with pp since players would very often shove their 3-bet hands and if they do that with TT+/AK then they would usually go with their hand
      I think you´re not really deep enough to call pf, so I like folding. If he is squeezing quite often then you can consider calling and playing postflop but that also means stacking off some boards