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[NL2-NL10] Nl2 Ak

    • Smashie
      Joined: 21.09.2010 Posts: 149
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , K:heart:
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0,05, MP3 calls $0,05, CO folds, Hero raises to $0,23, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $1,95 (All-In), MP3 calls $0,39 (All-In), Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      Flop: ($1,14) J:heart: , 9:heart: , 8:diamond:
      Turn: ($1,14) 2:heart:
      River: ($1,14) 9:club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $1,14

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows two-pair, queens and nines (Qh Qc)
      MP3 shows (Kc Jd)

      MP2 wins with two-pair, queens and nines (Qh Qc)

      I hate AK for these reasons. And the fact that i never seem to win an all in with them. In any case, should i call in this spot?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Smashie,

      Yes, actually AKo is pretty hard to play and they are usually for many players negative, somehow you have to check them and try to find your leaks with playing them. But to the game, I don't mind going broke there after I decided to 3bet because you are getting against this range: (we need near 40% equity to make the Call profitable)

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 40,678% 40,175% 1,005% 58,820% AKo
      Player 2: 59,322% 58,820% 1,005% 40,175% TT+, AQs

      Pretty decent equity, it's near break-even, so both ways are actually fine. Also considering his stats, I don't mind your fold either. Well played.

      Best regards.