re: Poker & $10 PLHE Full Ring: 4 bet bluff time...oops?
Originally Posted by mottotom27
Preflop: Hero is BTN with A♥ 5♥
6 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, SB raises to $1, BB folds, Hero raises to $2.30, SB calls $1.30
Flop: ($4.70) K♠ 5♠ K♦ (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $2.20, SB calls $2.20
Turn: ($9.10) 9♥ (2 players)
SB checks, Hero checks
River: ($9.10) A♦ (2 players)
SB bets $4, Hero ?
Villain 14/11 over 37 hands. It's early days, but so far his 3bet is 14% so his stats indicate he might be a reg who is just restealing light here so with a suited A blocker it felt like a good spot to put in a light 4bet (let me know if you guys agree).
How do you guys think i played this hand? What would you have done differently?
I have been playing around with 4 bet bluffing for months now and it can be quite a big leak if you get it wrong.
You really only want to be 4 bet bluffing against players you are certain
are 3betting light. We don't have anywhere near the stats to know for sure here and we payed the price. It is the right hand and almost the right circumstances. Some times we will be fine here as early indications are he may be light in this spot.
I would take 1 stab on the flop to rep a king. If he doesn't have one he has to be concerned that we do. Once he calls on that flop however we are toast....no way he calls here without a king in a 4 bet pot unless maybe he has aces maybe even queens if he's really stubborn (still beats us) what else can he call with?? The fact you have an ace blocker makes him having a King even more likely does it not.
I'm not sure why Suby can't give him AK here, combos are reduced but lots of players don't like 5 bet shoving AK. also consider even if he was 3betting light here a lot of his light polarised hands will have a K in them.
...our betting the turn would be spew imho. Your turn check was correct imo.
His turn check is the means to getting paid on the river hoping you catch something which helps you and assisting with deceiving you as to his hand strength ...which happened of course and is good play by the villain. Difficult to get away from on the river as played but again nearly always still beaten.