This is from a $15 FO on Merge. Villain has been active preflop for several levels, and we are literally just a few spots away from the money. I have 3-bet the villain twice with strong hands and he folded. Villain has shown the capability of 4-betting suspicious 3-bets, though he didnt showdown so we dont know how light he was doing it. Villain is SB and Hero is BB.
Blinds are 400/800 with an ante.
Villain: (35000) raises to 1900.
Hero: Kc 8h (30000) calls.
Flop: 6h 8c Ac
Villain bets 2220.
Villain bets 4888.
Basically want to know how I played all streets, including preflop. Didnt think it was worth 3-betting preflop and risk getting 4-bet when I had position and was deep enough to do some stuff postflop. Should I get more aggressive on the flop or turn, or is pot control okay here?
Looks good pre. I wouldn't 3bet since your hand has good value bvb but you can't call a 4bet. Given that villain is aggressive, light 4bets are possible, so flatting seems good.
Flop and turn seem fine. If you think he's barreling clubs, you have a tough spot on the river if a club hits. But flatting flop/turn is probably better than turning your hand into a bluff and r/f either street.
Probably check behind on river. Villain is never fold an ace. He could have a T and would maybe fold to a bet, but more often than not he'll bluff catch with Tx and assume a lot of your betting range is missed draws.
As played check back the river because hes not going to call with anything worse and you can't handle a c/r. Imo i think raising on the flop would be good because its reasonably dry and we know he's cbetting a huge range especially on that board. If you raise on the flop you have a nut backdoor flush draw so you can barrel the turn If you improve.Edited By: djdoodoo Jan 25th, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Failing that just call the turn and check river as you cant float there.