[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH: AA - 4bet preflop

    • Michailewic
      Joined: 28.04.2008 Posts: 1,418
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      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.58 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:spade: , A:heart:
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0,25, Hero raises to $1,25, BU raises to $3,00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $12,00, BU folds (but he took a long time before folding).

      Final Pot: $15,60

      Should hero have 4bet less?BU could imagine that 4bet means KK or AA and hero did not want villain to go for a set cheaply. However, with a raise only to $9, villain would have implied odds 1:6,5 which are not good for set value. However, hero was not sure about villain's 3bet range (it could easily to be TT+ while JJ+ might have called hero's 4bet). So J, Q or K on the flop (very likely) could make tought decision for hero. Villain would have either checked/folded or checked/raised to hero's cbet. With a re-raise to §12, hero became pot commited (and also a villain) and that is want we wanted, did not we? And if villain had been holding KK, he might have gone all-in preflop.

      Did hero make a correct amount of 4bet?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d make it 8$. So short answer to your question is: your 4-bet is too large.
      First he could easily hold here AK, AQ.
      Second: you don´t raise 20BB pf with aces, since you don´t want limper's to hit their possible sets, so don´t worry about that you´re giving player correct odds to hit their sets. Unlikely that they would gonna call 4-bet for set odds.