[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH, AQo IP vs frequent 3-bet

    • dienaszaglis
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
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      UTG ($16.71) 167bb
      UTG+1 ($10.04) 100bb
      CO ($5.43) 54bb
      HERO (BTN) ($10.30) 103bb
      SB ($17.26) 173bb
      BB ($12.38) 124bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 6 players) HERO is BTN Q:club: A:diamond:
      3 folds, HERO raises to $0.30, SB raises to $1, 1 fold, HERO raises to $2.40, SB folds

      Villain: 18/13, 3B vs BU ST: 14%, CB: 67, AF: 2.4, 464h

      In this case I`m clearly 4-bet bluffing. However, later on he did 3b/5b in the same spot with JTs.
      More of a general question: what`s my flatting, 4-bet bluffing and 4-bet value range here?

      *Better to flat 99-JJ, AQs and call his c-bet on safe flops?
      *Occasionally 4-bet bluff with hands like A5s? And if he starts to play back, only value 4-bet AQ/TT+?
      *With out more dynamics I`m stacking off here with QQ+, AK
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Don't 4bet bluff with AQ in these positions. You have a very easy call here since AQ just dominates his overall 3bet restealing range here. No reason to 4bet and fold out all worse hands, and isolate yourself vs the top of his range.

      If he 5bets JTs, then 4bet/folding AQ would be a terrible play. Just 4bet/call with a wider value range of JJ/AQ/TT, as well as mix in many 4bet bluffs with stuff like A9o or KTo.

      I'm never flatting JJ here, I would assume these days that JJ is an easy 4b/broke given starting positions.

      Your 4bet range should always be mixed between value and bluffs. No such thing as having pure value or pure bluffs unless he is using a pure strategy of only 3betting for value or only 3betting as a bluff. If his 3bet strategy is mixed between air and value hands, then so should your 4bet strategy be.