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Maximize value with AA - Sat Mar 01, 2014, 06:29 PM
PMBG73PA's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 47
Hi guys,

I normally do not play cash and still make a lot of beginners' mistakes. Like here: Did I give it away with the smallish 4-bet? Should I have shoved? It's Zoom, thus no reads.


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Button ($5)
SB ($5.06)
BB ($4.51)
Hero (UTG) ($8.10)
MP ($10.56)
CO ($3.89)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with ,
Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, CO calls $0.15, Button raises to $0.70, 1 fold, BB calls $0.65, Hero raises to $1.84, 1 fold, Button calls $1.14, 1 fold

Flop: ($4.55) , , (2 players)
Hero bets $1.90, 1 fold

Total pot: $4.55 | Rake: $0.19

Results below:
Hero didn't show , .
Sun Mar 02, 2014, 04:02 AM
Roland GTX's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,905

With AA in a multiway pot, raising every chance you get preflop is perfect. However, here the btn 3b AND the BB calls. Because of the caller, I think you can make a larger 4b. All in would keep things simple and have a good chance of getting at least one caller. You could also bet about $2.25. This should commit anyone calling to the pot.

Secondly, as played, the flop is paired and low. It is unlikely to have helped the villain and pretty safe for you. This might be a good spot to check giving the villain a chance to bet with his whole range including hands like AK that might fold if you bet.

Notes on the players would help determine how likely they would call a 4b jam preflop. Getting reads and taking notes is important on Zoom. It just takes a bit longer to get notes on the larger player pool.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX

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