[NL20-NL50] NL20 SH AJ vs unknown

    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      NL Holdem $0.20(BB) Replayer
      SB ($11.40)
      BB ($38.52)
      UTG ($20.30)
      Hero ($20)
      CO ($36.48)
      BTN ($20)

      Dealt to Hero J:club: A:heart:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.80, CO raises to $2, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $5, CO calls $3

      FLOP ($10.30) 3:diamond: K:spade: K:diamond:

      Hero checks, CO checks

      TURN ($10.30) 3:diamond: K:spade: K:diamond: K:heart:

      Hero checks, CO checks

      RIVER ($10.30) 3:diamond: K:spade: K:diamond: K:heart: 5:spade:

      Hero checks, CO checks

      Unknown player.

      This 4bet could be for thin value or bluff with that sizing, so I decided I have blockers, so 4bet.

      Calling OOP looked bad, its more than min3bet.
  • 3 replies
    • imfromsweden007
      imfromsweden007
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      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726
      Hey,

      I would just fold to the 3bet versus an unknown. Calling OOP is just gonna get us in trouble, and no need to get into marginal 4betting wars against complete unknowns.

      As played I would cbet flop. Not cbetting will just make winning the hand so much harder, he will be able to suck out, bet and take the pot down, it will just be terrible.

      As played turn and river seems OK.

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    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      I did not want to spew - I just made 4bet for fold equity preflop. Once he called, I was done with the hand.
    • imfromsweden007
      imfromsweden007
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      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726
      Yea it's not horrible to 4bet, I just think it's a little bit spwey to 4bet AJ here versus a complete unknown. Most unknowns are going to be 3betting too tight here, not too loose. You need a read to be 4bet bluff AJo here.

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