[NL20-NL50] AA against 3bet

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

      BTN: 116.96 BB
      SB: 114.16 BB
      BB: 76.76 BB
      UTG: 207.84 BB
      Hero (MP): 429.6 BB
      CO: 100.4 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, CO raises to 10 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 7 BB

      Flop: (21.4 BB, 2 players) 8:heart: 6:club: 7:heart:
      Hero checks, CO bets 11 BB, Hero calls 11 BB

      Turn: (43.4 BB, 2 players) 2:diamond:
      Hero checks, CO bets 22 BB, Hero raises to 44 BB, CO raises to 79.4 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 35.4 BB

      River: (202.2 BB, 2 players) 2:heart:

      Hero shows A:spade: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Twos) (Pre 81%, Flop 76%, Turn 86%)
      CO mucks T:spade: T:diamond: (Two Pair, Tens and Twos) (Pre 19%, Flop 24%, Turn 14%)
      Hero wins 192.12 BB

      150 hands, VPiP 27 PFR 19, 3bet 11

      Is it ok against guys who 3bet wide but fold to 4bet often and I expect them to be aggresive postflop to call 3bet with AA, KK, QQ?
      This is one example where he would fold preflop, but not postflop because my hand is underrepresented.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      How much did he fold to 4bets in 150 hands? Imo, 4betting > calling here. I would only call when he actually folds very often to 4bets that it's just a waste of 4bet with AA. After 150 hands I usually don't have that dynamic.

      @Postflop: I would just check/shove. Make it look like some random draw imo, get value from any pair asap, many action killing cards to come. Usually the best hand you get put in your range here is JJ and apart from that just flushdraws so I don't think TT ever folds, maybe not even a hand like A8s doesn't fold. If he has JJ+ he obv never folds either.

      Because you have a tough time getting value postflop anyway is a reason to not really call 3bets OOP to often. To do so, you need your opponent to really 3bet wide and play great against 4bets. Then you have to flat with a reasonable range and play back at him postflop, not just check/call all the way. That usually doesn't work unless he is super tilted and spewy. Otherwise you are just letting him control you.