[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom - AKo 4-bet IP

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2066865
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      Hero (BTN): $5.08 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 4.7, Hands: 1587
      SB: $2.94 - VPIP: 75, PFR: 75, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 4
      BB: $5.00 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 50, 3B: 100, AF: 0.0, Hands: 2
      UTG: $4.04 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      MP: $6.52 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      CO: $5.00 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 15

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with K :club: A :heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 1 fold, BB raises to $0.45, Hero raises to $1.15, BB calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2.32) 4 :spade: 2 :club: 9 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2.32) T :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.00, Hero calls $1

      River: ($4.32) 3 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      PF: I steal small so I assume some people raise me slightly looser so I opt for a 4-bet since I think I can definitely get value from worse.

      The guy in chat even said '45?', so definitely thought I was light here.

      F: The only hands which beat me, and would fold are 55-88 but I'm not sure if these are in his range. He could call me with TT-QQ and also any sets but I don't think these are very likely, except maybe 99.

      I can't assume that anything worse would call so I opt to check behind.

      I'm basically giving up when I do this, so if I can expect my opponent to fold often enough to justify a bet (risk vs. reward) then I should have bet. I also have two overcards and the possibility of a backdoor draw, many reasons why I should have bet this flop.

      As played, T:
      I pick up a flush-draw so bet hoping to take it down, not sure what I expect to fold that checks the turn (most likely a pair wanting to pot control?).

      R: Don't want to invest any more money, slightly chance I have best hand, if opponent holds QJ or QK but I think they probably bet turn.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop your play is good.

      On the flop I prefer betting here.
      I do agree that there aren't worse hands that would call, but we don't mind to take down the pot from his AQ/AJ or so.

      On the turn calling is close. We have the Kc but then we can easily have huge reversed implied odds if we hit the club, or K or A.
      I think folding here might be a good option, but since we have position and are given pretty decent odds I think calling isn't bad at all.
      If we were OOP though, I'd fold.

      As played, Checking the river is fine. I doubt he's folding a better hand or calling with worse so just check back.