To 4B or to Call ?

uglytunauglytuna Red Chipper Posts: 102 ✭✭
edited March 7 in Online Poker Hands
I found an old interesting Online Tournament HH from 4 years ago.

Blinds 50/100
9 Handed table

Sugar D (9046 in chips)
UglyTuna23 (8464 in chips)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to UglyTuna23 :9s :9h

Folds to Hero from the CO
UglyTuna23: raises 150 to 250
Folds to the villain in the BB, competent and solid player
Sugar D: raises 475 to 725

(1) Should we 4B or just call?
(2) If we 4B, how much?
(3) Are we relying on FE?
(4) Are we doing this for value or as a bluff?
(5) Should we just flat and set mine?

If we do 4B and V calls:

We see a Flop: :Jh :3s :8d

(1) If we 4B and called should we be CB?
(2) If we CB how much?
(3) If V calls Flop CB, can we define his range to AJ, set of 8, TT, AK



  • LeChiffreLeChiffre NetherlandsRed Chipper Posts: 458 ✭✭✭
    I don't see a purpose to 4-betting a hand which can easily be called and is not strong enough to 4-bet for value. If you want to 4-bet bluff I'd rely mostly on hands in your opening range which don't work as calls but have better blocker(s) and/or playability.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,016 -
    Concerning your Q [5] - If we flat with a hand this strong, we're not doing so just to set mine. HU even against a 3b, 99 figures to be the best hand on the flop frequently. Further, being IP may allow additional cunning plans to come into play to win the pot even when behind.
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