Originally Posted by baudib1
I sort of want to fold to exploit him;
4-betting is going to be ridiculously bad.
What and What? Firstly a fold is a mathematical error, our equity versus their range is certainly high enough for a call, and we may be able to even make a 100BB shove profitable ( I am pretty certain this is true and don't care to do the math, but I believe if they 3bet over 8% you could shove 100bbs... so its at least close)
4betting can be pretty solid after a dynamic is started with the opponent. I would usually prefer to 4bet something junkier with not a ton of history but this is actually not a bad hand to 4bet with in this spot, especially if you are rather certain he will shove AK and QQ+, because that means if he calls you almost certainly have live cards and the ability to bluff him off JJ TT AQ, and when he folds obviously that is fine. The only downside of 4betting is that it stops him from bluffing
, which is a pretty big deal. Something you could do is call the 3bet and check call almost all flops and then bet the river, I see this as a viable line if your opponent is a 3bet cbet kinda guy but a huge loser if they are smart, adaptable, and capable of barrelling off big. Either way folding preflop has to be the worst option and I would probably call over 4bet but don't hate either. In games other than NLHE (2-7 NL single draw for example) it is actually very common to put in a 4bet for value then fold to a 5bet and this could be one of those rare spots where its okay to do it in NLHE.