[NL20-NL50] A4o call sb

    • GingerKid
      GingerKid
      Black
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,530
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 107.5 BB (VPIP: 24.33, PFR: 20.82, 3Bet Preflop: 8.47, Hands: 499)
      Hero (BB): 99.5 BB
      CO: 106.5 BB (VPIP: 23.49, PFR: 19.84, 3Bet Preflop: 7.00, Hands: 641)
      BTN: 199.14 BB (VPIP: 22.00, PFR: 16.56, 3Bet Preflop: 8.63, Hands: 474)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has 4:club: A:heart:

      fold, fold, SB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2 BB

      Flop: (6 BB, 2 players) Q:club: 9:club: 5:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, fold


      He steals from sb 45%. I call often from bb vs sb when they steal wide with also wide range, mostly Ax or suited cards at least. People check fold often flop, or I float flop steal turn, and sometimes if opponent is barreling and I see his attempt to steal is high, I raise turn shove river If I have outs on suitable boards. Is it ok? And what hands is it ok to call, and what to 3bet? I dont like 3betting too much, because people 4bet me a lot in this situation.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hi,

      Calling is fine. IP you always have many options. 3betting is not even a must BvB imo. If you know exactly where to take down the pot postflop, just call very wide and play postflop. Otherwise, 3bet hands good for value (premiums, AQ, KQ are also good enough to 3bet for value BvB against wide openers nowadays) and the best hands you cannot call with, say K6o. This is polarised range that will enable you to play postflop often but also but pressure pre. If you start getting 4bet, start 3bet/5betting more hands for thin value like 88, AQ, and also more pairs. Pocket pairs are the absolute best hands to 3bet/5bet because they need the least folding equity against a typical stacking off range.