[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH - AKs: 4bet pot

    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Gold
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,132
      22/19
      13.3 3bet (6% vs hero in 62)
      33% fold vs cbet 3bet pot
      47% wwsf
      24% wtsd
      915 hands

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BB: $48.50 (97 bb)
      MP: $18.63 (37.3 bb)
      CO: $68.74 (137.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $70.50 (141 bb)
      SB: $46.25 (92.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, SB folds, BB raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $8.50, BB calls $5

      Flop: ($17.25) 8 3 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero plan?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Preflop: I think your 4b size is way too big. I would just make it 7 or 7.50 in position. Give yourself better odds on a 4b bluff, especially if your opponents are not those who will flat 4bets too often. I think NL50 regs are probably not too comfortable playing in 4b pots so they usually 5b or fold anyway.

      Flop: There's about 40$ left in stacks right? You should probably size your bets so that you can bet Flop shove Turn. If you bet 9, pot will have 35, stacks will have 31 left. So you can bet Flop push Turn.

      Thanks.
    • Lunitis
      Lunitis
      Gold
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,132
      Im normally making 2x+2 ip , but as the 3bet was small i did 4 bet with one more BB.
      The objective is to make villain fold overpairs?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      About the 4bet

      I don't think it's a big deal to make the pot smaller. If villain is in a push/fold mode facing your 4bet regardless of your size, then a smaller size is still better. He needs to risk way more money to win a smaller sum of money in the pot, so we are making it more profitable for our 4bet bluffs, and less profitable for him to 5bet jam light.

      I still feel 8.50 is a little too large, I think 7.50 or 8 is fine.

      Objective
      If he somehow has TT or 99 and folds it, that's really great. Sometimes he floats AQ on the Flop and folds the Turn. That's also great. Also, if we are only jamming JJ+ on the Turn, villain can just snap fold the Turn. It's good to mix in some semi bluffs as well for balance.