[NL20-NL50] NL25SH AA deep

    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: $25.00
      Hero (CO): $56.64
      BTN: $25.72
      SB: $33.12
      BB: $73.18 (VP 28 / PR 23 / 3B 18)
      UTG: $25.00

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has A:heart: A:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.75, BTN calls $0.75, SB calls $0.65, BB raises to $3.75, Hero raises to $10.00, fold, fold, BB calls $6.25

      Flop: ($21.50, 2 players) J:heart: K:club: T:spade:
      BB bets $9.25, Hero raises to $46.64 and is all-in, BB calls $37.39

      Turn: ($114.78, 2 players) 3:club:

      River: ($114.78, 2 players) T:heart:

      Again, I think I overplay hands when I'm deep. In this spot, I shoved pretty much because I didn't know what else to do - a horrible reason I guess.

      His fold to 3bet was less than 50%, so I decided to make my 4bet big for value. When this flop hits and he donks, I hate my life.

      My first thought was AK, but possibly QQ who wants to draw cheaply. JJ I considered less likely, and TT even less. I thought by shoving, I get him to stake of with AK sometimes and protect against QQ.

      How to play this if you think you will never get a call by worse on the flop? I don't think I can call down, so call flop, fold to a turn or river bet?

      What do you think in these spots, how do you play them?
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello awishformore,

      Unfortunately yes, as we spoke earlier I would assume them calling for set mining in those situations and especially being over 200BB that kind of board is the worst to go broke. He doesn't really have that many worse hands there while he has a lot of sets in his range.

      At the best we could consider calling and reevaluating the turn and might even have to make crying fold there vs his donking line.

      Best Regards.
    • CallumN
      Joined: 04.01.2012 Posts: 1,141
      I would fold flop vs his lead after i clear all the puke off my desk.

      When we consider the hands he flats the 4bet with (AQ-AK JT+ and TT+) we realise we are in really bad shape with AA here.

      Just dont tell anyone you folded :P