Originally Posted by UnNa7uRal
You played it well 'till the river. I would have checked but tbh you can't be blamed. I would have gone mad if I lost ~95$ in your position :x GL next time !
I'm looking at this again; While the total pot was 95.00, he only "lost" his half of that he actually put in.
I think the 5.00 3 bet was a bit off as well; you want to double the original raisers amount, plus one additional bet per person. So, 3 limpers, 1 raiser:
1.00 + 1.00 + .25 + .25 +.25 = 2.75 4-bet, not 5.00. This is exercising pot control. So, lets compare the 2;
$5.00 4-bet preflop:
11.75 pot preflop (5.00+5.00+1.00+0.25+0.25+.25)
7.83/7.83, 2/3 pot flop bets, 27.41 pot
13.71/13.71, 1/2 pot turn bets, 54.82 pot
20.09/20.09, all in and a call river bets, 95.00 pot
$46.63 total loss to villain.
Now, contrast that with the correct $2.75 4-bet:
7.25 pot preflop (assuming original raiser folds)
4.83/4.83, 2/3 pot flop bets, 16.92 pot
8.45/8.45, 1/2 pot turn bets, 33.84 pot
value bet river, 8.00; Why so little? Simple! It makes you look strong\Pot control. So then....If he has you beat or he isn't sure, he will either:
A. Flat call it (you only now lose 24.03)
B. Re-raise by either doubling it (you call knowing you are most likely beat and lose far less), or shoving (you realize you are beat and fold).
If he shoves, it does look like a bluff; he did flat call every street. That is either an attempt to steal later, or he has the nuts and is letting you do the betting. No way could you think he is bluffing
, because of all the previous actions - he knows how strong you are, so therefore it's far less likely he is bluffing. So, by exercising some pot control, especially when you only have one overpair to a highly coordinated board, you save some $$.
If it were me, I might have skipped the turn bet. Clearly he is going to call you and probably will bet the river or wait for you to screw up, which would have saved you even more and given you a free card.
Also, if you knew you would be all in by the river, you could have just shoved preflop. What? $46.00 into a $6.75 pot preflop?
Thats correct. By doing so you are screaming at the table "I have a big hand, call at your own risk" and giving the guy abysmal pot odds
. I seriously doubt under that scenario the donkey with small suited connectors is going to call almost $50.00 with them knowing he is behind already. And if he did, the outcome would have been the same, would it not?
By over-4 betting, he most likely called thinking the original raiser would also call and possibly one of the other limpers, therefore in his mind, he would have the right pot odds
to make the call. Or, he wasn't thinking at all, and that pre-flop shove would have forced him to.
In the end, you just have to be able to lay down big hands now and again. AA is only one pair. That's it. Like any other pair, if you do not improve, you only have one over pair to the board. He could just as well had 8-10 for two pair and beat you.