[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH - AKo

    • riks12
      Joined: 14.11.2011 Posts: 54
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.52 (50.4 bb)
      SB: $5.84 (116.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $6.25 (125 bb)
      UTG: $5.89 (117.8 bb)
      MP: $5.10 (102 bb)
      CO: $11.93 (238.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K A
      UTG raises to $0.25, 2 folds, BTN calls $0.25, SB folds, Hero raises to $1, UTG calls $0.75, BTN folds

      Flop: ($2.27) 8 Q 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.40, UTG calls $1.40

      Turn: ($5.07) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      River: ($5.07) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.95, Hero calls $1.95

      $8.97 pot ($0.37 rake)
      Final Board: 8 Q 7 8 K
      Hero mucked K A and lost (-$4.35 net)
      UTG showed K K and won $8.60 ($4.25 net)

      Villain is unknown.
      Should I c-bet this flop, and if yes, maybe I should 2nd barrel on that turn then?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717

      I think preflop is fine but im concerned abt the 5bb open raise size. That looks rly strong.

      Flop is close. I think the cbet is fine with the backdoor flushdraw but without it i would checkfold. I would imagine that utg's range is highly weighted towards QX and pocketpairs and i dont think u have much fold equity here so u need to barrel all club turns.

      I think you can also halfpot the flop. The 2/3 size is a little too large. River is tough to play too without having defined his range. I guess u can halfpot here and hope to get calls from AQ. I dont think he has sets or kq too often. You also have A so there are fewer busted flushdraws to bluffcatch against since villain cannot have hands like A:cJ or A:cQ