[NL20-NL50] #1 ak NL20

    • ilidek
      ilidek
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.07.2010 Posts: 2,952
      BTN: $28.02 (112.1 bb)
      SB: $38.68 (154.7 bb)
      BB: $29.23 (116.9 bb)
      MP: $16.28 (65.1 bb)
      Hero (CO): $28.31 (113.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:club: A:heart:
      MP raises to $0.50, Hero raises to $1.90, 3 folds, MP raises to $3.30, Hero raises to $8.30, MP calls $5.00

      Flop: ($16.95) 7:heart: 2:diamond: 7:diamond: (2 players)
      MP bets $7.98 and is all-in, Hero calls $7.98

      Turn: ($32.91) A:club: (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($32.91) J:diamond: (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      this guy is 24/21 3bet 5,5% fold to 3bet 33% (42) 17.7k hands

      mini 4bet pot BvB raise cbet w/ AJ on JJTr
      calls 4bet SBvsBU fold vs cbet on 896r
      3bet/c BUvsUTG w/ AJ call call xb A9658

      1) What is optimal play vs him?
      4bet/c vs him w/ AK,QQ+ even from UTG
      Don’t 4bet bluff
      Something more?
      2) How I can use those notes to exploit him.
      3) Last but not least how I should play in 4bet pots on low boards when I miss w/ AK or when I miss w/ Axs as a 4bet bluff. W/ AK should I play xb and call any turn and OOP x/c x/f ? Or just give up?
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey ilidek,

      Hand is fine imo.

      Optimal play vs this guy with given info + notes--->

      3bet wide for value, don't 3bet/4bet bluff. 5bet value hands (unless he folds often to 5bet which seems unlikely given info)

      General advice with AK in 4bet pots ---> play passively (left villain bluff worse), but don't fold that much unless villain is really passive.
    • ilidek
      ilidek
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.07.2010 Posts: 2,952
      wrong hand I meant this one:
      BB: $25 (100 bb)
      Hero (MP): $26.40 (105.6 bb)
      CO: $22.98 (91.9 bb)
      BTN: $10.29 (41.2 bb)
      SB: $29.48 (117.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A:heart: K:club:
      Hero raises to $0.75, CO calls $0.75, BTN calls $0.75, SB folds, BB raises to $3, Hero raises to $6.90, 2 folds, BB calls $3.90

      Flop: ($15.40) J:heart: J:club: 9:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $7.30, BB calls $7.30

      Turn: ($30) 6:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $12.20 and is all-in, BB folds
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Ilidek,

      At these stakes BB is rarely bluffing here. It's fine to fold AK, often you won't even be a favourite vs his range. 4betting AK to stack off will usually be a leak in the long run in this particular spot, unless you already have info that BB can be light here.

      As played I'd probably just check-back the flop and hope to get to showdown. Often villain won't call with worse, and he won't fold better, so a bet only serves to protect your hand. Depending on villain + bet-sizing you can sometimes call a bet on a later street.

      Btw just fyi "standard" cbet sizing in 4bet pots is around 1/3rd pot.