[NL20-NL50] AA 3betpot monotone against passive

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,876
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      MP: $20.69 (41.4 bb)
      BB: $14.12 (28.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $51.50 (103 bb)
      UTG: $105.23 (210.5 bb)
      SB: $71.62 (143.2 bb)
      BTN: $59.18 (118.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
      UTG raises to $1.50, MP folds, Hero raises to $4.50, 3 folds, UTG calls $3

      Flop: ($9.75) Q 8 9 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $6.18, UTG raises to $15, Hero raises to $47 and is all-in, UTG calls $32

      Turn: ($103.75) K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($103.75) T (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $103.75 pot ($3 rake)
      Final Board: Q 8 9 K T
      Hero mucked A A and lost (-$51.50 net)
      UTG showed 8 8 and won $100.75 ($49.25 net)

      22/13/438 af 0.9

      Against such a opponent, his raise would trips, combodraw(although AK brocked) so should I fold/

      and should I 3bet larger against UTG?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      As blasphemous as it may sound, folding AA in a 3bet pot, I think vs such a passive player, you are crushed really hard on this board. Vs this passive guy, I'm definitely going to keep barreling until he raises me, then I will just give up.

      Vs a LAG, I would definitely consider bet/call or even checking back to pot control. Remember that the relative hand strength of our AA is greatly diminished on such a board texture.

      Unless you think he c/r and stacks off with AQo, which I doubt he does, this is going to be a bet/fold. His range of flushes, sets, straights, and some pair+one heart type of hand, has you crushed really hard.