[NL20-NL50] NL16 AJo bluff 4bet

    • Absolutism
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      Poker Stars, $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      Hero (CO): $16.05 (100.3 bb)
      BTN: $9.44 (59 bb)
      SB: $17.41 (108.8 bb)
      BB: $12.40 (77.5 bb)
      MP: $10.81 (67.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J A
      MP folds, Hero raises to $0.48, BTN folds, SB raises to $1.44, BB folds, Hero raises to $4, SB calls $2.56

      Flop: ($8.16) J A A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($8.16) K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $4, SB folds

      $8.16 pot ($0.37 rake)
      Final Board: J A A K
      Hero mucked J A and won $7.79 ($3.79 net)
      SB mucked and lost (-$4 net)

      Villain is 25/22/15 (23% from BB), 114 hands.

      I guess bluff 4betting is OK here, i might call with AJs (is that a mistake, should i bluff 4bet AJs also?).

      I hit the flop hard, i guess its ok to give a free card here. What to do on this turn? AK isnt really in his range (i guess he would ship AK here every time), so i can only vbet vs AQ, and pretty much nothing else can call me here. Should i check again, and just vbet the river?

      What range can ppl call a 4bet OOP with? I guess even TT would ship it preflop, so its like 22-88, JTs, QJs, ATs or something like that?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Absolutism,

      Preflop: I think that both calling and 4-bet bluffing here are fine. With AJs I rather call and play postflop as it has great playability IP vs a wide range.

      Postflop: As played the turn bet is fine but we can even try a $2 bet. It's much better suited here than in the other example and you may induce something from villain.

      As far as their calling range goes it really depends on everyone. Usually TT+, AQ/AK but if the reg is tilted or has some "read" they can have random hands there like 65s and other garbage.