[NL2-NL10] AKo from CO

    • Alficor1
      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A.
      MP3 posts deadblind, MP2 raises to $0.45, MP3 calls $0.35, Hero raises to $1.50, 3 folds, MP2 calls $1.05, MP3 calls $1.05.

      Flop: ($4.65) 9, J, A (3 players)
      MP2 checks, MP3 bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00, MP2 raises to $7.15, MP3 folds, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $8.65.

      I think he probably flopped three jacks so i folded.. What do you think? (no reads/stats)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Alficor1,

      Preflop: I'd likely raise it bigger here, since there is also a limper, therefore I'd make it ~$1,80.

      As played
      Flop: Actually we can Call there(Call the shove), just for the given reason that we should get pretty decent equity, because there is already a lot of dead money in the pot. We need only 25% equity to get a proper Call.

      And for example against this range:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 47,174% 34,051% 26,245% 39,704% AKs, AKo
      Player 2: 52,826% 39,704% 26,245% 34,051% JJ, AJs+, AJo+

      We get it easily, but for example, lets say a bit tighter range:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 26,955% 7,157% 39,596% 53,247% AKs, AKo
      Player 2: 73,045% 53,247% 39,596% 7,157% JJ, AKs, AJs, AKo, AJo

      We still get the equity. But of course against only nuts-range:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 11,592% 11,423% 0,337% 88,240% AKs, AKo
      Player 2: 88,408% 88,240% 0,337% 11,423% JJ, AJs, AJo

      We don't get the equity, but I'd rather take the average one from all 3, since do you really think that he is just going to Check/Fold AQ or AK in this case?

      And also you could even consider just pushing yourself after the small donk. :)

      Best regards.