Originally Posted by thekazh
Ok, what action would you prefeer in this given situation then? Fold or Push?
Originally Posted by Mase31683
Opponent is very nitty, 3betting 3% of hands
Fold seems good. We've just invested so little in the pot, sacrificing our ~40% equity is totally fine. If we had 4-bet, and they had shoved, we'd be insta-snap calling.
Calling is a viable line if the following conditions are met:
1) The 4-bet is small. This one is kinda smallish, but we're still only getting 2.3:1. And while this may seem like a decent price, you've got to keep this in mind: We can still flop an A, K, or flush draw and lose. Also, our opponent may be holding 2 of our aces, or two of our kings, so the odds of us flopping a pair then would be even lower. So I, personally, would require more than 2.3:1 to see a flop.
2) Our opponent must c-bet everything. If he has JJ, he must c-bet an AKQ board. Because often our opponent is going to have a hand like JJ, and we've got to make up for our bad call preflop by making some money postflop when we hit. And since this guy is a nit, he's probably not c-betting everything. Wouldn't hurt if our opponent was capable of shipping his whole stack in on a bluff either.
So yeah, it all comes down to this:
-We have a tiny amount invested.
-We have less than 40% equity against his range.
-Calling the 4-bet out of position just isn't going to be profitable. It might be a small mistake, but so is folding (if it is a mistake).