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[NL20-NL50] NL20 SH AKs BTN calls 4bet preflop

    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,150
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.20(BB) Replayer
      SB ($21.83)
      BB ($32.06)
      UTG ($40.08)
      Hero ($20)
      BTN ($21.65)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: K:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.60, BTN raises to $2.20, fold, fold, Hero raises to $6.10, BTN calls $3.90

      FLOP ($12.50) J:club: 3:club: 9:diamond:

      Hero bets $13.90 (AI), BTN calls $13.90

      19/13/1.5
      fold to cbet 45
      wtsd 30
      w$sd 61
      hands 1.5K

      Had no idea where I am at on flop. What does this mean? Probably QQ+ which he is never folding of course. Just had so many action at all tables, and it was hard to make good decision. I was thinking - if I check then he bluffs me. I have backdoor flushdraw so I bet. But I was thinking wrong - he has no hand which he could turn into a bluff. So this time he crushed me.

      Ok, even if I hit my ace or king - I guess I should just check call them, because by betting, I just force weaker hands to fold and stronger to call? Right?
  • 2 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Ok, even if I hit my ace or king - I guess I should just check call them, because by betting, I just force weaker hands to fold and stronger to call? Right?
      - not always.

      co vs bu situation is always very 3-bet/4-bet happy, so question is what is his 3-bet range and more important what hands he would call 4-bet ip.
      If you give him top 5%, then you´re crushed and should c/f

      board: Jc3c9d
      Hand Equity Wins Ties
      AdKd 29.58% 7,109 8,037
      5% 70.42% 22,474 8,037

      But realistically people should get all-in QQ+ and might easily consider calling 4-bet ip 88 or AQ/KQs to see if they hit good flop, then you should shove

      board: Jc3c9d
      Hand Equity Wins Ties
      88 68.00% 80,787 0
      AQ, KQs 32.00% 38,013 0

      Since you´re ahead his 4-bet calling range and he might easily fold 88 to your flop shove.
      With backdoor flushdraw I´d likely would shove, since he would fold sometimes better hands and call with his draws+ if I 4-bet AK pf I wasn´t really expecting to fold to 5-bet shove and since I have fold equity against AK/AQ I would prefer shoving to get these hands to fold instead of checking it down or giving free cards
    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,150
      His 3bet range from BTN is 11%. But don't know which hand he could call 4bet IP with. His fold to 4bet is 25% (4) so we cannot say too much, but we can say something - that he is very likely not 3bet/folding a lot in general. But from the BTN position he could do that more often since he has 11% range. Yeah, but its probably possible that he is calling 88 and KQ. Just didn't think that such tight player could do that. (don't remember seeing such calls from regulars).