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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 AQo 4bet pot

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $33.29 (133.2 bb)
      CO: $26.80 (107.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $33.68 (134.7 bb)
      SB: $67.18 (268.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
      CO raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, 2 folds, CO raises to $5.80, Hero calls $3.55

      Flop: ($11.95) K A J (2 players)
      CO bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50

      Turn: ($22.95) 8 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      River: ($22.95) 9 (2 players)
      CO bets $15.50 and is all-in, Hero folds


      CO was 22/20/15 over 68
      Ft3b - 50, 4b - 50(2)
      CB: F - 100(4), T - 50(2)
      AG% - 75 (83/75/50)

      Villain was rather loose opener over this small sample so I made a thin value 3bet.
      Vs a 4bet I made a call as most people (including myself) in NL25 4bet a polarised range so I can play this hand comfortably in position.

      Playing vs a polarised range - no need to raise. Hoping to check this down.

      Even though villain was aggressive over a small sample I had no reason to believe he was bluffing on the river and he could check OTT and shove OTR with strong hands as well.

      #1 Is my reasoning correct for calling preflop 4bet?
      #2 Could I shove the turn myself to avoid difficult river decisions and put pressure on hands like QQ/AJ?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      A lot of the times if I'm not sure how to react vs a 4-bet, I wouldn't even 3-bet in the first place. Unless you are really sure that there's a ton of value to be had with a 3-bet. I don't think that's the case here.

      I either 3-bet and gladly play this for stacks (which I honestly think you can at NL25, cos people start learning about light 3-bets and 4-bets at this limit), or you can just call.