[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50, AA, got 3betted, ck/c 3 barrels

    • Anger86
      Anger86
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.08.2008 Posts: 511
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $78.85
      BU:
      $52.00
      SB:
      $88.30
      BB:
      $50.75
      MP2 (Hero):
      $68.90
      MP3:
      $17.50


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, A.
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP3 folds, CO raises to $5.25, 3 folds, Hero calls $3.75.

      Flop: ($11.25) 8, 3, J (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $7.50, Hero calls $7.50.

      Turn: ($26.25) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $14.50, Hero calls $14.50.

      River: ($55.25) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $51.60, Hero calls $41.65.


      Villain's Stats:


      He doesn't seem to polarize his 3bets, when looking at stats.
      Exactly 3% range contains JJ+, AKs, AKo. Although, I think, JJ is a call.


      I think, that this is a typical check/call spot because:
      1. Peflop. Call is better, because he could fold some occasional/rare bluffs,
      but at the same time I don't really care about any flop.
      Q: What kind of flops would you lead and what kind of flops would you ck/raise?

      I think, I would ck/raise some wet flops.
      Also, I don't see any flop which is wort leading.

      2. Flop, Turn, River: What worse hands do call my raise?
      Sometimes KK or QQ, but that's it.
      And only somewhat terrible cards on the T would be K or Q,
      but at the same time K pairs his AK, so it's cool.
      If there comes T:K and R:Q, then I have 83% equity.

      Well, I'm still calling down.

      Different T and R.
      Turn: K, River: Q.

      Exactly 3% range contains also JJ+, AKs, AKo,
      but against that I'm about 40% on the River (if T:K and R:Q).
      Against QQ+, AK it is exactly 50% equity.

      Turn: T, River: Q.

      Also, if T:T and R:Q, I'm doing good even, when he catches straight on the River.
      JJ+, AKo, Aks: then I'm about 83% on the River.
      Against QQ+, AK it is exactly 84% equity.


      Well, now what if I have KK?
      1. Real hand scenario - I would play the same way.

      2. Turn: K, River: Q.
      Against QQ+, AK or JJ+, AK I'm 100% obviously, because of top set,
      but I guess we still call down.

      3. Turn: T, River: Q.
      - Against QQ+, AK it is - 57% on the River, but against JJ+, AK it's 62%.


      Q: And QQ?
      - Now I feel like 4betting pre-flop. Any other suggestions?
      Maybe play the same way?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      if his 3-bet is really 3% then I think he would also go moslty with his hand, so I´d 4-bet small to let him chance shove over my 4-bet with AK and JJ+, although he might also call there JJ/QQ
      If you call pf then I like your c/c down. You can c/r flop but since it looks strong and he is going to valuebet anyway his overpairs then I think c/c down is also fine. At least you give chance AK to bluff turn and river

      Q: What kind of flops would you lead and what kind of flops would you ck/raise?
      - if I c/c pf, then i would likely lead small drawy boards since then he can easily put me on draw and would raise there overpairs and sometimes also with AK
      I´d c/r likely maybe really dry boards, like 224, although likely c/c is better option there, another option to c/r is smt like 458ss board, then he would likely shove his overpairs against my c/r.

      Q: And QQ?
      - Now I feel like 4betting pre-flop. Any other suggestions?
      Maybe play the same way?
      - like c/c down is better, if you 4-bet then you very often get all-in against KK/AA