[NL2-NL10] AQo facing resteal

    • Tilen1
      Tilen1
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 46
      hello

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $12.74
      SB:
      $30.07
      BB:
      $25.00
      UTG1:
      $4.85
      UTG2:
      $9.51
      MP1:
      $29.23
      MP2:
      $37.93
      MP3:
      $12.85
      CO:
      $18.73


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, Q.
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.62, SB folds, BB raises to $1.75, Hero raises to $5.25, BB raises to $25.25, Hero calls $7.49.

      Flop: ($37.84) 8, 3, 9 (2 players)


      Turn: ($37.84) A (2 players)


      River: ($37.84) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $37.84.

      BB: vpip/pfr/hands; 10/10/15

      Sample is small, but few hands back he 3bet me in steal situation, so i decided to 4 bet him.
      i 4bet him quite large to maximize foldequity, and also if he puhes i'll have enough equity to call against his push range... probably something like TT+,AK0, AKs.

      would it be better to just push right away, or maybe just call his raise?
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello,

      The main variable that you miss is your effective stack. Here it is 51bb which is pretty good to pull off bluff4bets. if it is 35bb , it is pretty bad to pull off ''small' 4bets as bluffs or value

      Since your stack is relatively large, you can sometimes get away with bluff4bets but do not make it this big because you should not exceed the 30-35% effective stack mark here.

      A 4bet sizing to $3.5 would be better as both bluff and value because with your sizing, you already gave away you have a genuine hand so he will not be pulling off a loose 5bet

      Best regards,
      Gerv