[NL2-NL10] Should a fold a weak big pair against villian strong aggression?

    • kiromanAAKK
      kiromanAAKK
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 4,022
      As from the title, Should a fold a weak big pair against villian strong aggression?

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.02(BB) Replayer
      SB ($1.51)
      BB ($2)
      Hero ($2.07)
      UTG+1 ($2.29)
      UTG+2 ($2.03)
      MP1 ($1.90)
      MP2 ($2.03)
      CO ($2.01)
      BTN ($3.04)

      Dealt to Hero J:diamond: J:spade:

      Hero raises to $0.08, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.24, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.40, MP1 raises to $1.90 (AI), Hero?

      villian has play very aggressive so far with this stats: 16/10 (AGF 9.0) 3-Bet%=16.0 on 75 hands
  • 2 replies
    • koosMaras
      koosMaras
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 440
      For me the best option here is calling to see the flop and re-evaluate my hand there. Maybe I would hit a Jack and get paid off by QQ+(don't see him 3betting TT or 99). Though, probably would give up my hand if there's A, K or Q(of course no jack).
      Folding would be too weak for me, however 4bet is maybe too strong. If you want 4bet, I think you should push instead, because you'll be pot commited on flop and would raise all-in there.

      Would be nice to see what Veriz thinks. :)
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello kiromanAAKK,

      First of all, when we even decide to 4bet there then I'd do it ~$0,70 and go broke, doesn't make to 4bet/Fold. But since we are against such an opponent who is 3betting a lot and also being very aggressive then you might just Call it and ship a good flop for you since he will CBetting like 99% of the time.

      Best regards.