[NL20-NL50] A4o vs 3b

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,587
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 170.06 BB (VPIP: 20.48, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 3.33, Hands: 900)
      Hero (CO): 100.5 BB
      BTN: 152.36 BB (VPIP: 30.43, PFR: 28.26, 3Bet Preflop: 23.21, Hands: 145)
      SB: 107.04 BB (VPIP: 20.89, PFR: 17.30, 3Bet Preflop: 7.27, Hands: 937)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      Hero raises to 3 BB, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 24 BB, BTN calls 15 BB

      Flop: (49.5 BB, 2 players) 7:spade: 8:club: 5:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 20 BB, Hero raises to 76.5 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 56.5 BB

      Turn: (202.5 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:

      River: (202.5 BB, 2 players) A:diamond:

      Hero shows A:heart: 4:spade: (Two Pair, Aces and Fives) (Pre 29%, Flop 29%, Turn 16%)
      BTN shows J:diamond: J:spade: (Two Pair, Jacks and Fives) (Pre 71%, Flop 71%, Turn 84%)
      Hero wins 198.5 BB

      he 3bets by BU 36% vs CO 33%. So far each time he did 3bet vs me. Last time I got sqeezed, and I 4bet min he called, I bet 1/2 flop on 9 high and he called and folded turn shove. This time I raised larger with blocker to avoid getting called. I would ch fold, but because I had 7 outs I decided ch shove, and hope he folds air.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey GingerKid,

      I guess if villain has shown a tendency to flat 4bets - rather than continue to bluff, you should focus on de-polarising your 4bet range and flat 3bets with hands that are not strong enough to 4bet. I.e playing a polarized 4bet strategy is probably spewing money against this opponent.

      If you were expecting to get more folds with a larger 4bet then you should also expect villain to call your 4bet with a tighter range. I'd not check/shove when you might not have the fold-equity to make it profitable. There is nothing too wrong with the idea though, especially if you've seen him fold in 4-bet pots previously. Even if you were to defend on the flop here, it might be possible to defend sufficiently often waiting for a slightly stronger hand.