[NL2-NL10] NL2 BSS AKs hand evaluation

    • Scuipici
      Joined: 24.12.2010 Posts: 11
      So, basically, I'm just asking if I played this hand the way I should have.Here it goes:

      Known players:

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:spade: , K:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, 2 folds, CO raises to $0.68, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.03 (All-In), CO calls $1.35.

      Flop: ($4.09) 9:heart: , 9:club: , 3:spade:
      Turn: ($4.09) 2:club:
      River: ($4.09) 2:heart: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.09

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (As Ks)
      CO shows two-pair, nines and eights (8d 8c)

      CO wins with two-pair, nines and eights (8d 8c)

      Any kind of advice is welcome, thanks in advance:)
  • 2 replies
    • koosMaras
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 440
      First of all I would raise 0.08$ maybe 0.10$. Opponent is unknown so I would give him tighter 3bet range. It should be at least AK, but let's give him something like TT+, AQs+, AKo and here what I get:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    45.70%  34.21%  11.49% { AsKs }
      CO     54.30%  42.81%  11.49% { TT+, AQs+, AKo }

      If I would think that he can do it with any pair:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      MP2    47.16%  42.10%   5.06% { AsKs }
      CO     52.84%  47.78%   5.06% { 22+, AQs+, AKo }

      So I would be still behind. His 3bet looks pretty strong for me, I guess I would give him even JJ+, AK. I would fold most of the time since opponent is unknown, but sometimes I would call and re-evaluate my hand on flop. I don't like to push with AK pre-flop when I face 3bet.

      It's only my opinion about this hand :) Good luck.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Scuipici,

      Good to see new names posting hands and trying to fix their leaks. Keep going. :)

      About the hand, I'd raise preflop $0,08 and likely as he even raises us that big when we even used such a big raise preflop, I'd rather just fold it. We will face more often a very strong hand. I'd go broke if I had some reads like he has been raising a lot and being trying to get it in with any2, as he seems to be kinda maniac.

      Best regards.