[NL20-NL50] [NL50] AA 4 bet pot

    • ains21
      Joined: 04.06.2011 Posts: 303

      Villain is 21/17 reg (2.5k hands) who loves to 3 bet ... esp. vs. a nit like me. Relevant stats:

      3b: 10.2%
      3b in BB vs. MP: 12% (51)
      3b in BB vs. MP Hero: 17% (6)

      More stats if needed. I feel like flatting here is an option pre ofc, but since I've been 4-betting him more lightly recently I feel like he'd min 5b bluff or call 4b here lighter than usual and being this deep.

      Flop is std I think, and his calling range maybe 99-KK, AK, KQs. What do you think about turn betting size? I am rarely in this situation this deep so just went kind of small for value against AK mostly; though I am not sure if this is logical.

      The river donk just totally felt like value, at least KK/99(if he has this). But I just thought there are so few combos of these and maybe he does this with AK (though only 6 combos)? Though I doubt it since I am rarely betting turn w QQ or weaker Kx.

      What would you do differently?

      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $96.75 (193.5 bb)
      BB: $85.60 (171.2 bb)
      UTG: $48.08 (96.2 bb)
      BTN: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (MP): $120.71 (241.4 bb)
      SB: $49.41 (98.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.25, 3 folds, BB raises to $4, Hero raises to $10, BB calls $6

      Flop: ($20.25) 6 K 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $9.62, BB calls $9.62

      Turn: ($39.49) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $16.50, BB calls $16.50

      River: ($72.49) 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $24.50, Hero calls $24.50

      $121.49 pot ($3 rake)
      Final Board: 6 K 2 9 5
      BB showed K K and won $118.49 ($57.87 net)
      Hero mucked A A and lost (-$60.62 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Ains,

      Preflop: We are deeper so I'd prefer a larger 4-bet here to begin with.

      Postflop: As played I do agree that his river bet looks like value however he could play like that with a Kx hand and thus "block betting" the river. We will rarely raise him there without the nuts so he may want to dictate how much money goes in.

      So I would call there as well and I don't see value in raising.