[NL20-NL50] 44 vs 4bet

    • jazzy29
      jazzy29
      Silver
      Joined: 06.11.2012 Posts: 308
      Button ($26.86) 28/24 3bet=17% @29hands
      SB ($13.51)
      Hero (BB) ($25)
      UTG ($26)
      MP ($53.75)
      CO ($13.93)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 4, 4
      3 folds, Button bets $0.50, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.60, Button raises to $3.30, Hero calls $1.70

      Flop: ($6.70) 3, 9, 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $3.20, Hero folds

      Total pot: $6.70 | Rake: $0.30

      The BU gave me 3:1 thats why I called, do you agree?
  • 3 replies
    • jazzy29
      jazzy29
      Silver
      Joined: 06.11.2012 Posts: 308
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    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I don't think it's a good call. You need to have a game plan before calling with such a hand. low pocket pairs play really poorly in such situations and if you did not 3bet with the intention of pushing, then you should have just called the open-raise instead since small pairs play much better in single-raised pots.

      Villain must satisfy certain conditions as well
      1. wide 4b range
      2. passive postflop (doesn't multi-barrel too much)

      thanks
    • jazzy29
      jazzy29
      Silver
      Joined: 06.11.2012 Posts: 308
      Well, I always 3bet pocketpairs in this spot, because I think I have bad implied odds to call a BU openraise. So I think with the FE against a wide BU range I have a default EV+ spot.

      Are my thoughts absolutely wrong here?
      If I think about your argumentation I come to the conclusion that folding 44 by default in this spot is the best play?