[NL20-NL50] NL20 AA in 3bet pot. Bad river

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $26.02 (130.1 bb)
      BTN: $5.88 (29.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $58.21 (291.1 bb)
      BB: $28.69 (143.5 bb)
      UTG: $19.10 (95.5 bb)
      MP: $20.86 (104.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: A:diamond:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.60, BTN folds, Hero raises to $2, BB folds, CO calls $1.40

      Flop: ($4.20) 7:heart: J:heart: 6:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, CO calls $2.20

      Turn: ($8.60) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, CO calls $6

      River: ($20.60) 3:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $15.82 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results: $20.60 pot ($1.03 rake)
      Final Board: 7:heart: J:heart: 6:club: 8:diamond: 3:heart:
      CO mucked and won $19.57 ($9.37 net)
      Hero mucked A:spade: A:diamond: and lost (-$10.20 net)

      63/20, 22% agg. freq. 30 hands.

      Preflop, with 130bb stacks and loose oponent, i should 3bet 4x OOP.

      On this flop, perhaps a bigger bet, would be better.

      I think the turn bet is ok.

      On this river, i decided to ch/f. Should i shove? I `m not sure if he will call me with all his Jx hands.

      When i check, i think he will check behind all his weaker hands.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      I think preflop should indeed be bigger. I would say 4x might be a bit on the high side but still OK. I would usually make it 11bb in this situation.

      Postflop, definitely bigger flop bet, bet on the turn with your sizing is fine though.

      River is either a shove for value or a check/fold imo. The flushdraw that is part of his range somewhat got there so that means his value range when he bets expanded to more than just 2pairs and sets. You have to decide if he calls enough Jx and if you think he rarely calls Jx here, check/folding should be fine, I don't think you are getting bluffed here, it's always a value hand and worse hands check back 99% of the time probably.