[NL20-NL50] AA cold call 3bet

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

      BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 16.46, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 165)
      UTG: 28.14 BB (VPIP: 28.10, PFR: 22.31, 3Bet Preflop: 2.50, Hands: 128)
      MP: 371.48 BB (VPIP: 19.75, PFR: 16.16, 3Bet Preflop: 6.99, Hands: 4,092)
      CO: 41.5 BB (VPIP: 20.98, PFR: 17.62, 3Bet Preflop: 7.43, Hands: 1,480)
      Hero (BTN): 102 BB
      SB: 40 BB (VPIP: 34.78, PFR: 30.00, 3Bet Preflop: 7.06, Hands: 244)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      UTG raises to 3 BB, MP raises to 10 BB, fold, Hero calls 10 BB, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (24.5 BB, 2 players) 7:spade: 2:spade: T:spade:
      MP bets 15 BB, Hero raises to 32 BB, MP calls 17 BB

      Turn: (88.5 BB, 2 players) 8:club:
      MP bets 88.5 BB, Hero calls 60 BB

      River: (208.5 BB, 2 players) Q:spade:

      MP shows K:diamond: K:club: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 17%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows A:club: A:diamond: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 83%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      MP wins 0 BB
      Hero wins 202.5 BB

      I cold call to let the fish join. Is it ok? I am often 4betting as bluff, but not in the situation when fish can call, so I think I cant balance this, and I wouldnt bluff vs MP but BU vs CO, SB vs BU and SB vs CO.

      Is it ok to min raise on this ugly board, and get it in vs draws or overpairs? Or is it maybe better shove thath it looks as I am having a draw?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I like the slowplay.

      Flop: I think we have the best hand here most of the time on this low board. Sometimes we are only a slight favourite vs underpairs like KK/QQ with a spade. Sometimes we don't. Given that I expect ranges to be much narrower here, I don't really mind raising the Flop. We can expect villain to rarely have sets and flushes in his range.

      HOWEVER, if this were SB vs BB, with you being the BB 3better, then I don't like raising the Flop as much. I would just call down.