How to Play 4-Bet Pots in Pot Limit Omaha

SUMMARY

4-bet Pots are tricky to play, unless you flop the supernuts! In this video I break down how to analyze a 4-bet pot situation correctly, especially from the 4-bettors perspective. This is a short clip from the PLO Mastermind’s Play and Explains Reloaded.
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Fernando Habegger and the JNandez Poker team.

TRANSCRIPT

In our next hand we are facing an under gonna open at MP with ace Jack 10 3 double suited it’s kind of a tricky spot deciding between calling or three betting more about that in a moment we’re gonna jump into a preflop solution the issue with this hand in general is that when you face a four-bet – in a very tricky spot given the lack of connectivity and also the fact that we have an ace in our hands.

So we do face the for bet now pretty much exactly a hundred big blinds and I decide to call flop is obviously great and this board is very interesting because it favors the three better by a very large margin because aces do very bad on this board of course.

Hence like a is five four and our opponent should probably check his entire range we’re gonna jump into a solution of that as well in a moment but in this actual case our opponent decided to jam at SPR slightly lower than one of course we have an easy call here and he ends up showing down with the ace seven six five with the seven high flush draw and it’s very dominated of course.

I’m gonna jump into some solutions to figure out whether or not this was an acceptable play pre and post flop on either party so let’s start off by looking first of all into the preflop decisions made under the gun opens we are sitting in MP looking at is Jack ten three and you can see it’s a low-frequency three bets we are generally going to call with this candidate.

And that is primarily because when we do three bet given the three in our hand that dangler will have to fold against a four bet even if we had a hand like a five we would be folding versus a four bet the reason I’m mentioning the five is because the five would actually be a three bet almost at a hundred percent of frequency which kind of just shows how close together is Jack 10 3 and ace Jack 10 5 will have to be in value between calling and three betting.

It’s probably a mixed strategy in between and depends also a lot of who is behind and how tight is the open raiser how much is he for betting our opponent also decides to forward quite aggressively with the ACE 765 looking into his strategy from under the gun we can see that the ace 765 is in fact a four-bet.

Here under the gun now notice that we are going to still lose in the process of his hand for betting under the gun with a 765 we were just claiming back some of the investors chips we have 7 MSB invested so merely seven small blinds invested / 7 thousand MSB and we’re gonna win back about half of that by for betting the a76 for as far as post flop strategy is concerned the four better here.

In out of position should check his entire range 98.2% that’s just because the board hits the imposition player much better sitting on 61.8% equity also holding a strong polarity advantage the other position players it’s gonna check full range and then stack off with the appropriate hands.

The problem of betting is twofold if you bet you are first of all declaring that you don’t have bare aces but you do have some backup and in position can therefore make smart adjustments facing a jam by stacking off a little bit tighter then when facing a check but more importantly when you check holding a betting range your check fold frequency will just go through the roof.

And in position can start stabbing for 20% of the part frequently even against a balanced range or strategy that is checking its entire range in the flop the imposition pair is choosing this really small sizing 20% frequently 42.7% at time we’re betting small and what’s kind of interesting about this is that the hands that are going to bet smaller.

Actually hands that benefit from the lower end of our opponents distribution at quite a bit so not the very strongest hands are betting the small sizing or the upper hands but more so hands that are actually doing really good against pocket aces but not that great against these stronger parts.

If we have a strong hand like the ace Jack 10 of Spades then we’re generally gonna go ahead and bet small as well just because this is the uber nut so if you are blocking also your opponent stack of range then you also want to bet small so think about blockers like King 10 with spades for example is also going to bet small.

But generally speaking a hand like Queens it’s just gonna jam because we’re on blocking spades and gut charts ahead like a queen jack is gonna jam frequently as well especially if it’s not holding spades so just realize that in position to bed small or wants to push all in with a pretty equal distribution and just I also recognize that there’s smaller bet sizing.

A hand like eight seven six four is actually benefiting from your opponent’s pocket aces in this case if your opponent ends up jamming we’re still gonna stack off of course but we’re able to extract a bit more value from our opponent by using the small sizing while if we have pocket queens and we bet 20 percent our opponent calls there are some if you turn cards that our opponent might be able to save some chips on by us not just jamming the flop.

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