[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH, AA on BU, steal situation

    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 319
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $12.70
      MP2:
      $13.15
      MP3:
      $1.92
      CO:
      $7.36
      BU(Hero):
      $11.55
      SB:
      $10.60

      Stats (VPIP/PFR/AF/Hands)
      SB - 27/24/inf/46

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.4, SB raises to $1.4, BB folds, Hero calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($2.90) K, 4, 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.45, Hero raises to $4.4, SB raises to $9.2(All-In), Hero calls $4.80.

      Turn: ($21.30) Q (2 players)

      River: ($21.30) 3 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $21.30.

      Hi,
      Is it ok to just call his 3bet preflop and let him continue to invest money in the hand?

      Thanks!
  • 5 replies
    • rickydaprince
      rickydaprince
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      His reraise is a dream come true for AA in BU. If you just call, you're likely just giving him a better chance to suck you out - much higher variance play but I have seen it work well though. You can probably do that once in a while to vary your style but you need to be able to lay down your hand if the flop is ugly. Personally, I would 4bet and then shove if he reraises.
    • kosmonaut111
      kosmonaut111
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      With AA / KK preflop is only option to play straightforward. My expierence shows, that call here only gives him chance to hit something very good quite cheap, and also chance to get out of the hand, if he hits nothing (when he has like QQ and overcards come on flop etc.)
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 319
      Well, the way I see it, he's 3betting against a button raise with a wide range, and is very likely to fold to a 4bet. But a call gives him a chance to catch something to continue. And even if he doesn't, at least he's OOP and is likely to c-bet. Of course 4betting preflop is the normal play, but I think a call once in a while is good
    • Volrath89
      Volrath89
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 2,170
      You can do this once in a while, just don't get used to it. Most of the times 4bet/push preflop is better.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello,

      On lower limits I would play just straight forward game and just raise them up and try to get my money in on preflop.

      Best regards,
      Rensu