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[NL20-NL50] SH NL25 AKo 4bet light or not?

    • ragney
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.25(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($28.38)
      BB ($25)
      UTG ($25)
      UTG+1 ($27.26)
      CO ($8.80)
      BTN ($27.18)

      Dealt to Hero K:spade: A:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, BB raises to $2.50, Hero calls $1.75

      FLOP ($5) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:heart:

      Hero checks, BB bets $3, Hero raises to $7.75, BB calls $4.75

      TURN ($20.50) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:heart: 7:heart:

      Hero bets $15.50, BB calls $14.75 (AI)

      RIVER ($50) A:diamond: 9:diamond: 5:heart: 7:heart: 3:spade:

      Hero shows K:spade: A:heart:
      (Pre 60%, Flop 49.0%, Turn 68.2%)

      BB shows 5:diamond: 3:diamond:
      (Pre 40%, Flop 51.0%, Turn 31.8%)

      BB wins $48

      Do we 4bet vs a villian:
      - 1500 hands
      - 23/19/3.6
      - Raise to steal 19% / 3bet 11% / fold to 4-bet 40%
      - Cbet flop/flop3bet/turn 87/93/31

      Do we 4bet him or play it 3bet way to extract value from possible Ax/Kx hands? Or its just not too worth it as its a very small of his range? I really regret not 4betting, wasn't very sure what to do... I would say 4betting is better. Input please.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If you ever consider 4-bet bluffing then AK should be 4-bet/call shove most of the times. If you want to keep in his wider range, you can also call pf and then raise for value most of the Kx, Ax boards or float him on dry boards, since he would barrel a lot of times K and A turn cards
      As played: he usually doesn´t have that much equity and generally AK is way ahead 53s so if he is 3-betting these hands I think maybe call might be better, since you´re so much ahead his 3-betting range and you don´t really want him folding that hand if you 4-bet