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[NL20-NL50] Aa

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 132.52 BB
      Hero (SB): 218.72 BB
      BB: 344.12 BB
      UTG: 104.8 BB
      MP: 122.52 BB
      CO: 132.48 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:club: A:heart:

      fold, MP raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, MP raises to 25 BB, Hero raises to 218.72 BB and is all-in, MP calls 97.52 BB and is all-in

      Flop: (246.04 BB, 2 players) K:heart: Q:club: J:heart:

      Turn: (246.04 BB, 2 players) J:spade:

      River: (246.04 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:

      MP shows A:diamond: A:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 50%, Flop 48%, Turn 50%)
      Hero shows A:club: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 50%, Flop 52%, Turn 50%)
      Hero wins 0 BB
      MP wins 117 BB
      Hero wins 117.04 BB

      250 hands, 3bet 8, 4bet 0/6, fold to 3bet 91%

      Is it better to call with AA against him? Because he folds almost always?
      Is there point in 3betting with QQ, KK, AK, aganist people who fold to 3bet so much?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      First a few questions:

      How's our image versus villain (in these 250 hands).
      How do you expect him to react to 3-bets with AK/JJ+? Given that we only have 250 overall that fold to 3-bet sample can't be too big.

      Now, we also have to look at BB with whom we are 220 BB deep so calling here and allowing him on the pot with a wide range is far from ideal (although if he 3-bets a lot we can induce here by calling). Considering we are deep with him he may cold call our 3-bet wider anyway so we get value that way as well.

      In general, I don't like calling AA preflop OOP unless we have reads about villain postflop that would allows us to make more money than just 3-betting.

      Such reads could be him being too spewy with initiative (either bluffs a lot or bets super thin for value and can't fold) but if villain plays like that chances are he doesn't fold much to 3-bets anyway.

      As far as the other hands, QQ/KK/AK again it would depend on the above items as well and BB.