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FR 25NL, AA open raise and then face an oversized 3-bet - Fri Jun 13, 2014, 01:47 PM
Sle4zy_E's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 78
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)
MP1 ($29.51)
MP2 ($26.90)
CO ($10.30)
Button ($27.26)
SB ($26.20)
BB ($22.85)
UTG ($26.49)
Hero (UTG+1) ($29.57)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with A, A
1 fold, Hero raises to $0.75, MP1 raises to $8, 5 folds,

Villain is 15/11/3.0/5.0 over a small sample of 67 hands.

Raising is clearly the most obvious option but do you ever just smooth call and let him continue agression?

His oversized 3bet is pretty polarizing and if he is bluffing a 4bet may scare him away....???

On the flip side, its possible Villain may now feel obligated to call a raise even with trash hands

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Fri Jun 13, 2014, 02:22 PM
dirt eh's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,274
Full ring OOP you can play it a couple of ways.

If we smooth. We need to be prepared to XC ATW. If villain checks back the turn then we can lead the river.

The sizing is ridiculously large @ 27% of their stack. 32bb which is about 10-12bb larger than a "Standard 4B".

If we 4b here we need to jam all-in.

I think that due to the fact that we're only 118bb deep. I prefer a smooth call and have the villain bluff off the rest of their money PostF.

Last edited by dirt eh; Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 02:24 PM.. Reason: misread stack sizes
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:19 AM
Built-byTilt's Avatar
Since: Dec 2012
Posts: 508
A villain isn't going to make that raise size and then fold to an all in. I think if we shove we get called every time. However, maybe he mis-clicked and flat calling can keep his hand in. Can't really go wrong with either decision in this spot.
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 05:48 AM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306
Hi Sle4zy_E,

Whatever hand this player is raising, I think will hardly ever fold to a shove; I really doubt we will see some silly hand raising that big as a bluff. Clearly, this raise size tells us that the villain is bad and they have also told us with their sizing that they want to put alot of money in the pot. So I'd just put the money in preflop while they think they are strong. I'd hate to see him fold their last 20 something with their QQ on a K high or something like that. But really, we can't go wrong with any line we take at this point.
Sat Jun 14, 2014, 11:24 AM
Sle4zy_E's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 78
Thanks guys.

Always nice to see other players thought process.

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