[NL20-NL50] AQ 4bet

    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
      Gold
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 105.6 BB
      Hero (UTG): 663.2 BB
      MP: 61.75 BB
      CO: 163.9 BB
      BTN: 104.55 BB
      SB: 33.25 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:heart: Q:club:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, CO raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 23 BB, CO calls 14 BB

      Flop: (47.5 BB, 2 players) 7:diamond: 8:club: A:spade:
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: (47.5 BB, 2 players) 3:club:
      Hero bets 21 BB, CO calls 21 BB

      River: (89.5 BB, 2 players) K:spade:
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Hero shows A:heart: Q:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 43%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      CO shows J:club: J:heart: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 57%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins 85.05 BB


      300 hands, VPiP24 PFR 21, 3bet 6.

      Is my 4bet ok here? I dont want to call OOP and I have two blockers.

      River fold to any bet? Because JJ and QQ never bet there
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey,

      You are deep preflop so he should actually call less than AQ. You block some of his monsters ofc but you are essentially still 4betting for value. CO should probably not fold much to your 4bet IP if his 3betting range pre is also correct (many playable hands).

      On the flop it gets interesting. I like checking here quite often tbh. Cbetting will give you value, but I prefer checking since I want to have some Ax that can get to showdown OOP not just air when checking.

      It's interesting when he checks though. Think about it. What can he check? Air? Showdown hands? What kind of showdown hands? Better or worse than AQ? Usually he never has AQ beat. After he just calls he again doesn't have AQ beat because 2pair/set raises to get money in this deep. River makes KK beat you but few combos given all the action so far, especially pre. AK very very unliekly as played and again fewer combos so his range is usually 99-QQ, AJ, Axs meaning you should vbet river as well.
    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
      Gold
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      If he calls ever with suited connectors here, or PP like 99, TT then he should probably try to bluff me.
      But I put him most of the time on QQ,KK,JJ which have much more sense. AK best always.
      Do you think an avarage player calls river with QQ, JJ, TT, when K comes on river in 4bet pot? I think almost never, and I thought maybe he turns his JJ into bluff so I call.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Not enough JJ and QQ hands.. there are 12 combos, he doesn't turn all into bluffs. There will be too many Ax from which you miss value by checking.