[NL2-NL10] AK - 4-Bet Preflop

    • MrMardyBum
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($16.62)
      BB ($8.38)
      UTG ($10.35)
      UTG+1 ($8.70)
      UTG+2 ($7.60)
      MP1 ($10)
      Hero ($10)
      BTN ($12.51)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: K:diamond:

      UTG raises to $0.40, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $1.20, fold, fold, fold, UTG raises to $3.50, fold

      UTG wins $2.55

      Hi, I know it's not much of a hand I am just wondering what your thoughts are on this, I used up most of my Time bank deciding whether to push or fold as I can't really see any point of a call here.

      Villain is unknown with only 23 hands and he seems to be playing a regular type of game 22/17. Was this to weak against an unknown?
  • 4 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Well, you're right that you either have to push or fold. And again, I tend to fold here. His betting size seems like regular 3x, he has full stack, his stats is not nuts and people just don't make 4bet bluffs so often. Against unknowns I tend to play on safe side until I get some reason to believe they can 4bet and go broke with TT/JJ/AQ or something like that. So folding is not bad.
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Standard against unknown. <50 hands stats are almost useless (unless you see no open raising, or too much open raising). He may well just run super hot so in 23 hands he is only raising and betting for value and could get even higher % than that.
    • MrMardyBum
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,235
      Thanks for confirming that I chose the correct line guys. :f_thumbsup:
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think I like shove more than fold
      If you´re sure he is opening wide there, then his 4-bet/calling range can easily be JJ+/AK, so I think you can´t fold your AKs once you 3-bet him
      You ofcourse has always option to just call pf and play postflop