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4-Bet Pot – Facing a flop jam holding weak Aces on Ts8d7s
MemberApril 27, 2020 at 8:37 am
Recently I played a 4-bet pot where i stacked off on the flop vs my opponent moving all in on the flop. The spot was interesting enough for myself to look deeper into and learn more about. Below you will see my breakdown. Maybe you will also learn something about this.
We are playing CO vs BB in this situation. I open raise with Aces, face a 3-bet by the BB and I 4-bet my AA74r. So far nothing special. My opponent calls and we see the following flop. My opponent jams into us and the question is should we call or fold. I will tell right away that i called fairly quickly in game and that i wasnt too happy about it after.
In game i didnt take enough time consider my options. I felt like blocking bottom pair as well as Ah allows me to call i guess, but this is way to simplistic! did have my doubts as the board is so draw heavy and my hand is so weak. I did look up this spot in our flop database and figgered out a few things. Lets sum these up below.
1. On a similar board my opponent should have an aggresive leading range on this flop as he will have an equity and polarity advantage vs my 4-betting range. He should only check 17% of the time!
2. If my opponent shoves all in, we are supposed to fold 36% of the time here. I completely overvalued my bare aces here. Even though the SPR is very low, we should be very selective when stacking off. Additional equity is extremely important here!
I should have focused on the following sub-ranges as you can see in the chart when it comes to calling the shove
– 2P or better
– Some Aces with a BDFD, depending on the sidecards, like AAJJ, AAQ8, AA99
– Fold the rest!
3. Aces with the NFD-blocker is a high frequency fold lacking often additional equity and blocking our opponents semi-buffs.
In the end I made a pretty big mistake stacking of this lightly. I am happy about the information i gathered from the sim and thinking more deeply about the spot and I am very sure next time this spot shows i will take more time in game and consider my options better.
MemberMay 22, 2020 at 3:29 pm
Nice analisys hand, thnx!!
MemberMay 23, 2020 at 1:20 pm
thanks! happy to hear it was informative to you
MemberMay 22, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Thank you for this insight, which for me is new. Grew up with “spr 1, just stack off with AAxx”.
How would our Strategy differ if we give Monker only check or pot for the OOP Player?
MemberMay 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm
I will run it and get back to you!