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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Pre Flop:

Raise is to 2.5BB to go. This is fine as a standard raise.
Absent info on opponents, you really want to be raising AA for value here.

Obviously, you hold the best pre flop hand, so when Villain 3bets you and shows interest in the pot, 4betting is fine. A lot of times this guy is going to call that 4bet, and that is good for you.

If he is frequently 3bet/folding, perhaps because you;ve shown a LAG image, there is a possibility you'd want to flat the 3bet to help disguise your strength, but without specific info, your 4bet is going to set up more value for you in a wider range of circumstances.

Flop:

The board is pretty dry here.
The villain donk leads into you for a small part of the pot (a bit under 1/3rd).

In this spot, you are too deep to really even think of folding AA.
That means if you are going to commit anyway, you want to do so for max value.
Raising now may well force weaker hands out of the pot, and actually cost you value.
So I like your flat on the flop, in hopes that the villain leads the turn so you can get in easier.

Turn:

The villain does not lead the turn, so you go ahead and bet 870, leaving yourself 5 behind.
This bet is not out of line with the pot size really, so I see nothing wrong with it at all.

Obviously, when the villain flats the 870, you are never folding to "save" 5 chips.

River:

Villain leads for a min bet into the big pot, and you call off your last 5.
He spiked his 2nd pair and cracked your AA.

It happens.

Throughout, you played the hand pretty solidly, seeking the best way to balance risk (letting a draw set its own price on a dry board), with reward (hoping to induce a turn bet form the villain).
The villain was drawing very thin, and just got there.

Keep up the good decisions, and the villain will not always get there...

Hope it helps.

-JDean


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Last edited by JDean; Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 06:54 PM..
 

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