[NL20-NL50] AK 4bet cold

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

      BB: 100 BB
      UTG: 150 BB
      MP: 147.8 BB
      CO: 100 BB
      Hero (BTN): 504.1 BB
      SB: 97.5 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:diamond: A:heart:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, CO raises to 9 BB, Hero raises to 23 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Hero shows K:diamond: A:heart: ()
      Hero wins 22.5 BB

      UTG 100 hands VPiP 40, 4bet 0
      CO 400 hands, VPiP 17, PFR 15, 3bet 9, 4bet 10, regg

      Is 4bet ok? CO could have tight range against EP, but I dont want to fold or call. If UTG shoves, would I have to fold?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey mlatasrb,

      Firstly if CO is not 3betting light vs EP you could just muck this hand preflop.

      I really hate cold 4betting AK at these limits in general. You end up at the bottom of your range when you rep KK/AA and have AK. So much of the time you will only get action from better hands. At higher limits where plays actually have a cold 4bet bluff range this line works a lot better.

      I would either flat if CO is wide, or fold if CO is not 3betting light vs EP.