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AKo EP 4bet vs semi-unknown - Sun Nov 17, 2013, 08:47 AM
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Since: Jan 2012
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Hand is played in zoom.

So these are the kind of hands I am usually pretty lost with. The villain is a 15/14 with 15% 3bet over 80 hands and has 3bet my EP opens 2 times before this session. His 5bet stat is still unknown, same goes for post-flop stats.

So preflop I am already pretty lost. 4betting makes it kind of tough to get second best calls/shoves, but profitably playing AKo OOP in a 3bet pot seems out of my skilllevel. I think 4betting will be outright profitable against a guy like this so I just went with the 4bet.

So the flop is obviously pretty good for me, but once again am not quite sure what to do. I can't think of any hands that I could get value from so I decide to check it to him and see if he is willing to bet any second best hands.

Once he checks back the flop I am pretty sure I have the best hand, but again there are only 3 combo's of KK left and I doubt he would call a bet with anything else that I have beat here, so once again I check it to him and I have a (imo) pretty ez call on the turn.

Then on the brick river I get a pretty tough river decision. He bets half pot and at this point his line doesn't really make any sense. The only thing I can think of is a slowplayed QQ so I decide to look him up.

Thought on my line and decisions here?

Last edited by maDe91; Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 08:51 AM..
Sun Nov 17, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Hi maDe91,

Your logic certainly makes sense imo. I like this line vs. regulars and more observant opponents actually, as it protects our weaker flop range (like when we've 4b light with A-rag, or when we have KK/JJ) so he can't just barrel us off those hands. An alternative to this might be to c-bet as expected, then check turn when called, allowing him to bluff all floats... this also protects our KK/JJ hands in similar spots.

As played, this is a very easy call on the river imo. I'd be a bit concerned if he actually put us all in, as that would look more like a value bet to me, but with the line you took in the hand to induce, definitely call the river.

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