Hero (97bb) is in BB with AQo.
HJ (150bb) opens to 3.5 bb
Folds to SB (161bb) who 3-bets to 15 bb
HJ is a loose aggressive player who 3-bets and 4-bets very light, although it seems like HJ did tighten up a little bit this game. HJ also like to call wide vs 3bets.
SB is a tight aggressive. I don’t know too much about his game, except it seems fairly solid to me.
Hero should have a table image of loose aggressive player.
HJ typically opens to 3.5 bb, so his raise size is nothing out of the ordinary. I expect SB to 3-bet or fold in this situation. Against a large HJ raise and using such a large 3-bet size, I expect SB’s opening range to be somewhat tight.
A hand like AQo does have decent equity against SB’s range. However, if I call, I don’t close the action, so HJ has to option to 4bet me, which I am forced to fold. Even if I cold-call and HJ folds, I won’t realize my full equity as a large chunk of SB’s range are premium hands; thus, I have to frequently fold to a cbet if I only have overcards.
Also, there isn’t a reasonable size to 4-bet besides shoving. Any smaller 4-bet sizing is equivalent to going all-in as I become pot-committed and price myself in. I feel that going all-in is too loose in this situation.
It seems like neither calling or 4-betting are good options, so I folded.
What would you do with AQo in this position?