[NL20-NL50] AA preflop against fish

    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
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      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,867
      IPoker, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $65.73 (131.5 bb)
      BB: $54.43 (108.9 bb)
      UTG: $56.66 (113.3 bb)
      MP: $50 (100 bb)
      CO: $50.23 (100.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $52.20 (104.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A A
      UTG raises to $1.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $4.50, SB folds, BB calls $4, UTG raises to $12, Hero raises to $52.20 and is all-in, 2 folds

      Results:
      $28.75 pot
      Hero mucked A A and won $28.75 ($16.75 net)


      UTG 21/17/511 BB 76/13/45

      In this case, should I call UTG's 4b because BB might call if I called UTG's 4b?
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Heya,

      Usually this is one of the spots where you can definitely consider flatting AA pre. You have easy stacks off on flops and you should be so much ahead of your opponents ranges that you want them to catch up a bit especially BB who is the biggest target. UTG will have a strong enough hand to give you value often.

      When you shove you probably squeeze BB out of the pot way way too often. UTG stacks off close to the same range. What you lose from UTG missing or improving too much postflop you gain, plus extra, from BB.
    • Gonchan
      Gonchan
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      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,867
      Is this flat to UTG open, or 4bet?
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Originally posted by Gonchan
      Is this flat to UTG open, or 4bet?
      4bet.

      Against UTG is a whole discussion dependant on your gameplan against him. I prefer 3betting but some argue not 3betting and that's a valid option when you play in more aggro games or very aware opponents that see you 3bet only premiums.