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[NL2-NL10] AK 4-bet

    • Locito
      Locito
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2008 Posts: 51
      iPoker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $5.00 (VPIP: 24.62, PFR: 24.62, 3Bet Preflop: 9.30, Hands: 132)
      Hero (UTG): $27.43
      CO: $10.10 (VPIP: 17.86, PFR: 16.07, 3Bet Preflop: 13.64, Hands: 56)
      BTN: $10.10 (VPIP: 22.61, PFR: 19.13, 3Bet Preflop: 11.58, Hands: 238)
      SB: $18.16 (VPIP: 27.72, PFR: 2.97, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 103)

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has K:spade: A:club:

      Hero raises to $0.35, fold, BTN raises to $1.00, fold, fold, Hero raises to $2.50, BTN calls $1.50

      Flop: ($5.15, 2 players) 7:club: T:spade: 8:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($5.15, 2 players) 3:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.09, fold

      BTN wins $4.81

      his 4-bet call looked so strong to me looking at stacks....I 4-betted him cause of his high 3-bet range so was kind and me having AK makes it less likely he has AA/KK and hoping he would fold or just hit the hand....could not think of any hand that I could bluff him off even if he does not have AA/KK he is never gonna lay down P10/JJ or QQ...on the the turn I was doubting about leading with the flush draw but without the A spades seemed like a bad idea....

      still I felt like I had to 4-bet since he was 3-betting a lot..
      should I have C-bet on the flop?...guess as played the fold on turn is only option...
      what if I I had the A-spade? is then leading out on turn an option ?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey Locito,

      Villain may have a wide 3bet-range but he doesn't necessarily 3bet wide vs a UTG open. Standard play at these stakes is just to fold AK preflop here expecting villains range to look something like QQ+/AK. If you were both in late position it would be different.

      Seeing as villain is often pretty strong preflop I think your postflop line is fine.