[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH - AA: slowplay AA pre-flop

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      CO: 19/18
      72% fold vs 3bet
      4.9% 4bet range
      24k hands

      BU: 22/20/5.2
      8.9% 3bet, 7.9% in the BU vs CO
      45% fold vs 4bet
      88% cbet flop 3bet pot
      40% fold cbet vs raise 3bet pot
      59% cbet turn 3bet pot
      48% wwsf
      21% agg% river
      29% wtsd
      24k hands

      BTN: $25.80 (103.2 bb)
      SB: $8.88 (35.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $25 (100 bb)
      MP: $29.64 (118.6 bb)
      CO: $20.23 (80.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: A:diamond:
      MP folds, CO raises to $0.62, BTN raises to $1.75, SB folds, Hero calls $1.50, CO folds

      Flop: ($4.22) T:club: 6:club: 7:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BTN calls $2.50

      Turn: ($9.22) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.50, BTN calls $5.50

      River: ($20.22) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero ?

      Thoughts about pre and pos flop..
  • 3 replies
    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      What's the argument for donking flop? Hands that he will call your donkbet will definitely cbet... If you cold call 3bet PF to keep in his range weaker hands, I don't see a point in donking making it harder for him to continue with weaker hands. Moreover, your move on flop looks really strong...
    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      I know, but i thought that he would check behind many clubs, and in dont want to give that free equity. I dont see him cbeting bluff here very much because my flat pré-flop was strong.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Preflop: Only slowplay when you think your opponent has air >60% of the time. If not it's much better to 4bet and hope to cooler him.

      If he 3bets 8% in this position, you should mix in some of the strongest hands you are never calling here as a 4bet bluff. Maybe AQ, KQ, AJ some % of the time. This allows you to 4bet QQ+/AK for value and get more action.

      My guess is that you don't 4bet bluff enough, which is why you were afraid of appearing really strong.

      "BU 45% fold vs 4bet" -> Flatting the 3bet here becomes a huge mistake if he doesn't fold. You can always size your 4bet smaller and hope he calls with a wide range or shove wide.

      Flop: Your hand is medium strength only, so just c/c 3 streets if the flush doesn't complete. Doing anything else is unnecessary. And your hand is really underrepresented so I could see him trying to get cheeky with AcKh or something along those lines.