[NL20-NL50] AK 4bet cold

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 108.16 BB
      SB: 114.12 BB
      BB: 100 BB
      UTG: 110.88 BB
      MP: 176.96 BB
      Hero (CO): 163.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      UTG raises to 3 BB, MP raises to 10 BB, Hero raises to 27 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, MP calls 17 BB

      Flop: (58.4 BB, 2 players) Q:spade: T:diamond: Q:heart:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: (58.4 BB, 2 players) 5:spade:
      MP checks, Hero bets 28 BB, fold

      Hero wins 55.48 BB

      MP 244 hands VPiP 19, PFR 15 3bet 10 from MP 3/12 times.
      UTG 46 hands, VPiP 14.

      Is my 4bet ok here? I dont want to call it would be mostly 3way. Is 4bet size ok? HE 3bets often from MP, so I want him to call light. I would have to fold to push even that I already invested a lot of money, right?

      Is postflop ok? On turn I hoped he called me light, and maybe he folds his AK, AJs or something like this.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey mlatasrb,

      I'm not a huge fan of your 4bet with AK. It's true MP might be 3betting light; I don't think that means you should expect him to call a 4bet with worse. Your hand is actually pretty over-repped in this spot at these limits.

      I think it'd be a solid play with bluffs and KK+, but with AK you end up at bottom of your range, and I think it's actually better to flat and play multiway.

      Standard 4bet sizing most players use here is about 22-26bb. However you are deep so your sizing looks fine to me.

      Turn play looks ok. Not sure if villain is ever folding a better hand, and most worse hands he will fold. For protection it is fine though - not to mention you still have equity vs a hand like JJ, and once in a while you will get called by AJ or random other draws.