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[NL2-NL10] NL200SH AKs preflop

    • undercover82
      undercover82
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here) 
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $187.88
      BB:
      $333.75
      BU:
      $184

      1/2 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:diamond: , A:diamond:
      Hero raises to $7.00, BU folds, SB raises to $29.00, BB folds, Hero raises to $200.00 (All-In), SB raises to $187.88 (All-In).

      Flop: ($389.88) J:spade: , 6:heart: , T:spade:
      Turn: ($389.88) 4:diamond:
      River: ($389.88) 6:diamond:


      Final Pot: $389.88

      He makes a rather large raise , it was one of my first hands on the table and he is a known fish. He has a high PFR , but i dont recall him reraising preflop too much. I also raised from CO and not BU. Whats the best option here?
  • 5 replies
    • undercover82
      undercover82
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
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    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
      I would just call with AK here against unknown. His huge raise indicates that he will not give it away preflop and most of the time u heve a coinflip or u r dominated.
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      With your read of his PF re-raising tendencies I'd assume that he is not likely to be re-raising with too much stuff that you have dominated. I'd therefore call with the intention of outplaying him on the flop.
    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
      Ok, I read unknown and u wrote known, nevertheless I would just call it.
    • Sleyde
      Sleyde
      Black
      Joined: 15.01.2005 Posts: 17,714
      You should obviously vary your play here. Dont shove AKs here and always trap with AA/KK. Yet, usually I'd like to get AI preflop with AK but since you have position a call seems fine as well.


      Since his 3-bet is rather big, a shove seems fine as well as 4bet/call. Normally, I'd rather play 4bet/call because it allows you to 4bet/fold, meaning to 4bet bluff, as well.