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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 AKo 4bet pot against fish

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $48.75 (97.5 bb)
      BB: $36.26 (72.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $50 (100 bb)
      MP: $24.78 (49.6 bb)
      CO: $100.43 (200.9 bb)
      BTN: $56.56 (113.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K A
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP raises to $3.50, CO folds, BTN calls $3.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $11.75, MP folds, BTN calls $8.25

      Flop: ($27.75) 5 Q 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $20, Hero folds

      MP was a midstacker reg

      BTN was a fish, 38/14 after 22 hands

      Preflop sizing?

      How would you play this postflop? On the flop the pot is 27.75$, eff stacksize is 38.25$.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      vs a fish, you can make imbalanced 4-bet sizes. I would make it 15$ here preflop, and the pot would have around 32, with about 35 left behind (almost a pot size bet left).

      Then I would check 100% of flops with the intention of not folding on most of them, unless board was like JT9 or something.

      Why? Because 15$ effectively commits you most of the time. With a pot size bet left, you require 33% equity to call a Flop shove and I think AK high has enough equity vs most fish's 4-bet calling ranges on the majority of Flops. The downside is that it's a little trickier to play postflop, though I don't think it's that difficult when your decision is just to check and never fold. If the board is a dry A or K high board I would also check the Flop to induce bluffs.

      You'll find that a 15$ 4bet gets you calls from way more worse hands, as compared to pushing here, which probably causes him to fold hands like KQ/AJ/AT/KJ/AQ