[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL20 AK against weak isolation raise

    • fuzzyfish
      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 862
      This is an unorthodox play I did few minutes ago. I'm not usually overestimating AK preflop and don't like to get it in, but here's the deal:

      The guy who 3bets is a TAG. He's clearly 3betting to isolate the shortstack, so I guess he almost ever has AA or KK here. I figure I make a big 4bet. It would look very strong and he could even fold a quite strong hand, like JJ, QQ, AK etc. Does my line make sense?

      MicroGaming - €0.20 NL - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: €20.71
      BTN: €21.86
      SB: €26.72
      Hero (BB): €21.95
      UTG: €3.04

      SB posts SB €0.10, Hero posts BB €0.20

      Pre Flop: (€0.30) Hero has A:diamond: K:heart:

      UTG raises to €3.04 and is all-in, fold, fold, SB raises to €7.30, Hero raises to €20.08, SB calls €12.78

      Flop: (€43.20, 3 players) 4:spade: 7:spade: T:club:
      SB bets €6.64 and is all-in, Hero calls €1.87 and is all-in

      Turn: (€46.94, 3 players) 5:diamond:

      River: (€46.94, 3 players) 6:heart:

      SB shows K:club: A:club: (High Card, Ace) (PreFlop 23%, Flop 13%, Turn 5%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: K:heart: (High Card, Ace) (PreFlop 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      UTG shows 8:heart: 8:spade: (Straight, Eight High) (PreFlop 59%, Flop 79%, Turn 90%)
      SB wins €17.97
      Hero wins €17.96
      UTG wins €8.67
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello fuzzyfish,

      Depends what kind of TAG he is, what's his 3bet and etc. There are just so many different TAGs nowdays, you can Call everyone a TAG, while one tag has like 15% of 3bet and one has 5% and one has 3%. :) Of course we could take into account that he is 3betting lighter there but still I don't think we will never make him fold hands like TT, JJ, QQ, AK or whatsoever when he does such a raise. Plus rather just shove directly, hopefully it was a mistake. :D Therefore I guess shoving here to take a flip at the best should be somewhat fine, although if he is rather such a opponent who does not 3bet that often, I am more inclined to fold it.

      Best regards.
    • N0pr3s3n7
      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 1,291
      he never folds so we get it in all day long only equity wise:

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 40,540 % 24,682 % 31,716 % 43,601 % AKs, AKo
      Player 2: 59,460 % 43,601 % 31,716 % 24,682 % JJ+, AKs, AKo

      easy fold,if he is super aggro i would get it in because he might do this with AQ too.