Pocket Tens OOP in a 4 bet pot

DougBDougB Red Chipper Posts: 10 ✭✭
edited April 2019 in Online Poker Hands
Background: Online 2$ 4$, part way into the 3rd orbit. I normally play 1$ - 2$ online but have recently been playing some 2/4 when the game looks decent. Table is typically seeing 2-3 players to the flop, with it being raised PF a large portion of the time. Average stack size is 110 BB

Villain: MP+2, defiantly the most active person at the table. He has me covered with 167 BB. With only 3+ orbits it's a short sample size but he has been playing 40% of his hands and has 3 bet on 4 previous occasions, along with multiple 2bet squeezes. The only hand he has shown down was a set of 2s that he cold called with while UTG+2.

Hero: Dealt :Tc:Ts in MP with 101 BB

Preflop: Folded to Hero who raises to 3 BB, folded around to villain who 3 bets to 8.6 BB. Folded back to Hero who 4 Bets it to 22.5 BB

Flop: 46.5 BB :As:2s:5s Hero bets 25 BB, Villain shoves All in.

My thoughts during play:
Preflop: Easy open raise here, with the amount of action the villain has been giving I feel that he is 3 betting fairly light. I 4 bet with the intent to pickup the pot Preflop. I put his range on mid pairs+, AQ+, KQs, along with some stronger suited connectors, I suspect that he also has a few random hands included as bluffs.

Flop: With the exception of some of his weaker bluff hands I felt that most of his range was still in play and that a C bet appropriate. Preflop he would have shoved with AA and KK. At this limit I'm not certain if he would have shoved preflop with AK or QQ, I think that he is more likely to shove PF with AK but I could expect him to see it here part of the time. Having the spade in my hand also gave me some additional equity against some of his stronger range. I am ahead of most of his pocket pairs along with any of the suited connectors he continued with. In the event that he has JJ/QQ I do have a spade that might still be good, similarly if he has AK/AQ I have outs against some of those combinations with the flush draw. Once he pushed all in on the flop I had 53 BB remaining so I was a getting a little worse then 2:1 pot odds on a call. I felt that a board like this he might push any of his middle pairs in an attempt to push me off a stronger hand. If he has AQ, I think that he will probably call the fop bet here. AK is still a possibility but I still felt that a most of the time he would have shoved Preflop or wait until the turn to raise it. Based on this I decided that this was a thin call for value, I was against either a smaller pair, or if I was behind and the pot odds given justified the call with non nut flush draw.

Results and post play thought:

Hero calls all in and Villain shows

Turn and River cards are blanks and the hand takes it, although I am pleased with the results I am still curios if my C bet and flop call were too thin here. Against most players I would not have played it this way but I felt that his range was still wider then normal here. I also feel that my 4bet could have been a little larger.



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