[NL20-NL50] NL50 AA cold call 3bet OOP

    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (SB): $51 (102 bb)
      BB: $22.75 (45.5 bb)
      UTG: $38.30 (76.6 bb)
      MP: $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $50.68 (101.4 bb)
      BTN: $20.45 (40.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $1.50, CO raises to $4.50, BTN folds, Hero calls $4.25, 2 folds

      Flop: ($11) 5 Q 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($11) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.50, CO calls $6.50

      River: ($24) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $15, CO folds

      $24 pot ($1.08 rake)
      Final Board: 5 Q 3 T 9
      Hero mucked A A and won $22.92 ($11.92 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$11 net)

      MP 20k
      open MP 16%
      fold to 3bet MP 61%
      4bet range MP 3.5%

      CO 14k
      3bet CO 4.9%
      3bet vs open MP 4.8%
      fold to 4bet 76%

      I have a lot of doubts in this hand. Pre flop my reasoning is that I don't see myself ever cold 4betting this spot as a bluff hence I show huge strenght by 4betting. Granted that I show strength anyways by cold calling...
      Post flop, nice hand?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897

      Preflop I think it's fine to just cold call if you don't 4bet here often... CO is quite tight with 3betting anyway so you only cooler KK or so in his range.. he is probably capable of 3bet/folding AK and QQ given positions..

      Postflop nh, I don't think you can play any different once he checks flop. It often some pot control or a give up.. when he calls it's some sort of pot control so checking to induce any bluff is useless, betting to get value is the way to go. Sizing is also good, it can look like AK that missed river and get looked up by QJ, JJ type hands..