playing AK pf early stage (6 max turbo)

    • martoman2k10
      martoman2k10
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      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 669
      Was playing one of the 6max turbo sng's and in the early phase(about 5-6 hands in), I get AKo

      Everyone had limped in front of me, blinds at 30/60. I limp in as well

      Flop comes K :club: 9 :spade: 3 :club:

      I put out a 210 bet (240 in the pot already). Everyone folds but one guy minraises me. I insta-shove and he calls, showing K9.

      How should I have played the hand preflop? I wanted to just limp in and hit TPTK or something better so I could get action but the action killed me :D
  • 2 replies
    • grhm2356
      grhm2356
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      Joined: 16.10.2009 Posts: 4
      Limping is not an option :)
      You should have raised. In normal circumstances he would have folded K9 and you would collect the pot.
      When you just limp you go against a larger number of opponents who can hit straights, flushes, sets in the flop (imagine a limp with 22 and another 2 hits the board) . Besides, you have no idea how strong they are with limping. If you had raised and someone called, you could position that player in a strong hand...

      Hope it helps ;)
    • martoman2k10
      martoman2k10
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      Joined: 27.08.2010 Posts: 669
      guess I got greedy, I usually raise in that spot but I wanted to mix things up - was a playmoney sng anyway