[NL20-NL50] 50NL AK 4bet pot BvB

    • dozeer
      dozeer
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.07.2011 Posts: 186
      IPoker, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      Hero (SB): $66.69 (133.4 bb)
      BB: $99.62 (199.2 bb)
      CO: $39.51 (79 bb)
      BTN: $13.70 (27.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BB raises to $3.50, Hero raises to $10, BB calls $6.50

      Flop: ($20) 9 9 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.60, BB calls $6.60

      Turn: ($33.20) 6 (2 players)



      opp is unknown, no history & reads.

      not sure how to proceed on the turn, I think semi-bluff shoving > x/fold >> x/call.

      I am 4bet - bluffing pretty much only Ax hands, so I wont have many better hands to bluff with, maybe A7.

      what do you think ?

      thanks
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,696
      Hi.

      Preflop: 4b seems standard given starting positions. The 4b seems a little large though - u are setting a really poor risk reward ratio on your bluffs.

      Flop: without any reads u should probably bet 40% pot on flop and cf turn unimproved. I dont think u can take other lines like bet f cc t or cc f and t without reads.
    • dozeer
      dozeer
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.07.2011 Posts: 186
      good point.

      I made the 4bet big intentionally to make him more likely just shove over it, not call. but I should keep it smaller/consistent with my whole range.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,696
      In general when your range is stronger, make a larger bet size. When your range is weaker, make a smaller bet size.

      Assuming you want to have some air in your range here, your 4b size should be smaller (you could argue that a smaller 4b size is more polarizing between the nuts like KK+ and air though while a larger 4b size is more depolarizing as you don't want a call too much with AK AQ and TT/JJ)

      When your 4b range is purely for value (such as when you are 4betting vs a fish), you should use larger 4b sizing. 3.50->10 is good vs an aggro fish with AK.