[NL20-NL50] A4o sqeeze

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

      SB: 219.72 BB (VPIP: 25.53, PFR: 19.15, 3Bet Preflop: 15.00, Hands: 49)
      BB: 105.58 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 20.83, 3Bet Preflop: 44.44, Hands: 26)
      CO: 33.92 BB (VPIP: 22.86, PFR: 7.62, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 108)
      Hero (BTN): 104.84 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, SB calls 1.5 BB, BB raises to 5 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, fold

      Flop: (12 BB, 2 players) Q:club: J:club: 6:club:
      BB checks, Hero bets 7 BB, BB raises to 24.74 BB, Hero calls 17.74 BB

      Turn: (61.48 BB, 2 players) 8:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: (61.48 BB, 2 players) 2:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 15 BB, fold

      Hero shows A:club: 4:spade: (High Card, Ace)
      Hero wins 58.42 BB

      Is it better shove flop? I bet so small on river because he seems to give up anyway.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Preflop I usually prefer 4betting. Pot odds are good but playability of our hand sucks quite a bit even IP and we have a good hand for 4bet bluff (Ax).

      As played, I think betting against the missed cbet is perfectly fine. When raised, I would usually fold but if you think he is wide enough and want to bluff him later, I prefer calling. His check/raising range should be quite polarised and you represent a strong hand a lot better when you just call, especially since you have Ac in your hand. Knowing this, river sizing is perfect. He usually has a hand like 99 that just got fancy and folds or complete air... Imo, he would bet turn or river with a made hand so his range is always extremely weak, meaning a small bet will work just as often as a big one.