[NL20-NL50] AKo 4bet cold

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

      Hero (BB): 100 BB
      UTG: 121.12 BB (VPIP: 20.46, PFR: 15.85, 3Bet Preflop: 8.73, Hands: 358)
      MP: 68.8 BB (VPIP: 22.33, PFR: 18.45, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 107)
      CO: 29.28 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 35)
      BTN: 125.22 BB (VPIP: 22.96, PFR: 19.93, 3Bet Preflop: 10.02, Hands: 1,257)
      SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 21.78, PFR: 18.12, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 649)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, MP raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN raises to 9 BB, fold, Hero raises to 20 BB, fold, BTN calls 11 BB

      Flop: (43.5 BB, 2 players) 8:spade: 2:diamond: 5:diamond:
      Hero bets 16 BB, BTN calls 16 BB

      Turn: (75.5 BB, 2 players) K:heart:
      Hero bets 25 BB, BTN calls 25 BB

      River: (125.5 BB, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero bets 39 BB, BTN calls 39 BB

      Hero mucks K:spade: A:heart: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 44%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
      BTN shows 8:diamond: 8:club: (Three of a Kind, Eights) (Pre 56%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
      BTN wins 197.5 BB


      Is my 4bet size ok? I could raise more to fold PP, but I also 4bet often as a bluff with the same size.

      Is it better check fold on low cards ? I planned to give up turn.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Flop: Just give up here. BTN's range is so weighted towards pocketpairs most of the time. He is never folding 99-JJ here. I would only bet with either the A or K of diamond so that we can push diamond Turns, and also because we can block combos of flush draws from his range (thus increasing our immediate fold equity on the Flop)

      Turn: Definitely jamming here. Your line looks so obvious as KK/AA/AK. If you wanted to bluff here would you use this type of size to bet? Jamming looks bluffier (or semi-bluffier cos we would jam our flush draws).
    • GingerKid
      GingerKid
      Black
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,530
      Originally posted by mbml
      Turn: Definitely jamming here. Your line looks so obvious as KK/AA/AK. If you wanted to bluff here would you use this type of size to bet? Jamming looks bluffier (or semi-bluffier cos we would jam our flush draws).
      Thanks for the usefull advice. So far I didnt think when I bet to balance my bluff bets. I would actually just shove turn as a bluff.
      But so far, I was betting smaller to get more often called by middle pairs and they are commited on river.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      yeah it depends on the level of the opponent. At NL50 I think people are starting to become smarter and will be more aware of such spots.