[NL2-NL10] NL10 zoom AA in 4bet pot facing donkbets

    • member001
      member001
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $10.66 (106.6 bb)
      SB: $8.90 (89 bb)
      BB: $18.59 (185.9 bb) unknown
      UTG: $6.55 (65.5 bb)
      MP: $4.35 (43.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $13.02 (130.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.80, Hero raises to $2.30, BB calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.65) 5 Q 6 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Turn: ($7.65) Q (2 players)
      BB bets $2.70, Hero calls $2.70

      River: ($13.05) 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $12.09 and is all-in, Hero calls $6.52 and is all-in

      Results:
      $26.09 pot ($1.17 rake)
      Final Board: 5 Q 6 Q 7
      BB showed 4 4 and lost (-$13.02 net)
      Hero showed A A and won $24.92 ($11.90 net)


      Should I raise his donkbet on the flop? I felt I was in a WA/WB situation, and that a raise would chase away his bluffs / smaller PPs / AQ and isolate me against his sets (QQ). As we are in a 4bet pot HU I thought draws are unlikely so protection is not so important. So if he is happy to do the betting, just let him.
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      Both options are fine but then on the river it's really close cause Qx is possible/FH is possible. So we only beat pure bluffs there cause I assume this guy ain't bluffing with JJ/TT or whatsoever weaker PP.

      Nor the guy can't have A:hX hands cause we have it, so towards maybe only K:hX FD and that's it. So in case you assume he is capable of bluffing then sure we are capable of calling down, without it I'd most likely just fold it.

      Also what keep in mind is that we are deeper = bigger 4bet to protect and avoid him calling for set-value.

      Best Regards.
    • Tatarken
      Tatarken
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.08.2012 Posts: 78
      I would but his range for QQ-AA. Because with what else could he call this huge 4 bet? Set mining isnn't profitable. So when second qeens arrived i would discount QQ, discount AA because we have AA and if he has got AA its simple split. I think the most probable is that he has got KK. So i would like to stack with him AA vs KK. Are my thoughts wrong? You wanted to fold, but i really think we have best hand
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Tatarken
      I would but his range for QQ-AA. Because with what else could he call this huge 4 bet? Set mining isnn't profitable. So when second qeens arrived i would discount QQ, discount AA because we have AA and if he has got AA its simple split. I think the most probable is that he has got KK. So i would like to stack with him AA vs KK. Are my thoughts wrong? You wanted to fold, but i really think we have best hand
      What's the question? :) And assuming that we are a bit deeper we will very often see the guy ending up 5betting with KK/AA instead of calling.