[NL20-NL50] (SH) AK in 4bet pot

    • Lagyo87
      Joined: 11.02.2008 Posts: 141
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $63.56 (127.1 bb)
      MP: $72.30 (144.6 bb)
      BTN: $42.15 (84.3 bb)
      SB: $94.13 (188.3 bb)
      UTG: $122.12 (244.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $136.16 (272.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, BB raises to $4.50, Hero raises to $10, BB calls $5.50

      Flop: ($20.25) 9 A A (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $10, BB calls $10

      Turn: ($40.25) 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($40.25) 4 (2 players)
      BB bets $19.12, Hero raises to $116.16 and is all-in, BB folds

      $78.49 pot ($3 rake)
      Final Board: 9 A A 2 4
      BB mucked and lost (-$39.12 net)
      Hero mucked A K and won $75.49 ($36.37 net)

      3bet BB vs Co 11%
      AFq: F: 38 T:40 R:24

      Note: A8s 4bet call IP

      Is this good in this spot to check the turn or bet is better? On the river I think I can get value from Ax, however I dont have a bluff range in this spot.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Lagyo,

      Preflop: looks fine but we could 4-bet bigger given the fact that we are 127 BB deep. I'd make it 24 BB or so.

      Postflop: As played what do you expect villains calling range to be on the flop? I doubt he has many floats that could bluff river if we check back (other than spade draws).

      So I would be in favor of a smaller bet there of about 1/3 pot and then ship river. Against Ax hands I expect to get the money in anyway so it's a matter of maximizing profit against pairs like TT/JJ and some possible draws.