[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, AK in CO 3bet vs min4bet

    • BadeaCelRau
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
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      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, 3 folds, MP1 raises to $1.60, Hero raises to $3.85, MP1 calls $2.25.

      Flop: ($7.85) 6, T, 7 (2 players)

      Turn: ($7.85) J (2 players)

      River: ($7.85) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $7.85.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, king high(Kh Ac).
      MP1 shows a flush, jack high(Ks Kc).

      Hero wins with a flush, king high(Kh Ac).

      Villain stats in 100 hands :
      21(vpip)/11(pfr)/3(3bet)/50(f 3bet)/9(steal)
      83(cbet)/33(fcbet)/67(f 2nd barrel)/16(wtsd)/1.7(af)

      Because I 3bet 2.5x I can still go away from this pot since his 4bet range is definately QQ+,AK
      According to Equilab I have 39% equity and pot odds are the same so I don't gain much.

             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    38.82%  18.15%  20.68% { AKo }
      MP3    61.18%  40.50%  20.68% { QQ+, AKs, AKo }

      Still, I decided to shove because of the blocker attribute of this hand. However, every time fishes do this minraise move it's AA, KK :f_frown: . Should I call? I'd love to hit an ace and bust him but it doesn't work often xD
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      I don't think you should bluff3bet AKo then , then you are better off calling preflop then.

      Well it is not an universal read that someone who min4bets has KK+ exclusively so I either 3bet/shove or call preflop and play trickier but this requires good postflop skills so not recommended for beginners

      Best regards,