[NL2-NL10] NL10: AK 4bet

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
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      CO: $17.85 - VPIP: 55, PFR: 19, 3B: 12, AF: 1,0, Hands: 102
      BTN: $8.48 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 35, 3B: 22, AF: 3,0, Hands: 52
      SB: $9.61 - VPIP: 31, PFR: 28, 3B: 19, AF: 5,3, Hands: 74
      BB: $11.06 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 13, 3B: 7, AF: 2,3, Hands: 68
      Hero (UTG): $11.10 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 61227

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with K :diamond: A :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.30, CO raises to $0.50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.70, CO calls $1.20

      Flop: ($3.55) K :club: J :spade: T :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.10, CO calls $2.10

      Turn: ($7.75) 2 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.20, CO calls $3.20

      River: ($14.15) 9 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $6.75, Hero folds

      Villain has min3bet 99 IP before + generally seems like a bad player, therefore I am 4Bet/calling him preflop with AK.

      Difficult to say what to make of his call there. Probably a stronger range but still wide enough for me to fire 2 barrels here vs KQ, QJ, QT, AJ, AT. Maybe could have just bluffcatched though.
  • 3 replies
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      His range could include AQ, but otherwise you might still be ahead. So you should play for stacks in this 4bet pot.

      Flop: cbet 3/4
      Turn: go AI.
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Hi Avatars91,

      Preflop is fine.

      Flop I'd bet/fold bigger.

      Turn I don't see much value to be had, I think I'd x/f there (the weaker hands that you beat don't bet here) and I'd prolly make a small bet on the river if it gets checked through.

      River if you check is clear check-fold and I think it is the best line. we don't get value from much if we bet ourselves, actually I don't see worse hand in his range except AJ or smth :D .

      LE: Yeah, deff agree with you veriz. Good to see that you overlook this :)
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      You have to ask already on the flop from how many hands do you get called? His 3bet-calling range even for a fish will very often have full of PPs and a lot of broadways. Most of that part has you rather even Beat. Nor we of course can't really CB the flop and then Check/Fold the turn, he may easily even just take stab on us with even pair+SD or even TP+SD.

      Therefore instead of CBetting I'd Check/Call it and reevaluate further actions. He is very often willing to Check behind medium strength hands and rather betting heavily with strong made hands. Especially if he is passive.

      Though if you play it this way then I like your play & sizes.

      Best Regards.