[NL2-NL10] NL5, AK 3 way

    • Wertoph
      Wertoph
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.04.2009 Posts: 34
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $5.15
      UTG1:
      $5.26
      UTG2:
      $5.00
      MP1:
      $5.10
      MP2 (Hero):
      $4.71
      MP3:
      $6.27
      CO:
      $4.78
      BU:
      $8.31
      SB:
      $9.25


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, K.
      UTG1 raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.52, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.52, 3 folds, UTG1 calls $0.37.

      Flop: ($1.63) 6, 5, A (3 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.40, CO raises to $0.85, UTG1 calls $0.85, Hero folds.

      Turn: ($3.73) 4 (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, CO checks.

      River: ($3.73) T (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.30, CO calls $0.30.

      Final Pot: $4.33.



      First of all, this is a hand right from the start of session so no reads on villains.

      I hate playing oop. I reraised hoping to play hu in position , but then got called from another player.

      If i knew it was gonna be multiway pot, and i would be oop, i would have folded the hand.

      So i have initiative and no position, i hit tptk so i lead out trying to control the pot size. they wouldnt have called with nothing.

      I got reraised not by much, but i always follow the rule, big hands are for big pots, and since this pot got out of control, i fold my pair, cuz its only a pair and i could already be behind.

      My thought process ok? or should i have done something different.
  • 4 replies
    • Oly0909
      Oly0909
      Silver
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 843
      First of all you should play with full stack to extract max value.
      Next, it's enough to 3bet like $0.45 (3x), he still can't call for set value, and if he shoves it's cheaper for you to get out of hand since against his stack we don't want to play for stacks preflop if we don't have a read that he is crazy or something.
      On flop we have TPTK in 3bet pot so I would play it like a nuts. Bet between 2/3 and 3/4 because of draws and shove when raised or call a shove.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Wertoph,

      As already mentioned try adding to full stack.

      Bet the flop bigger ~$1,20, but as played Call the min-raise, since you getting too good odds.

      Best regards.
    • Oly0909
      Oly0909
      Silver
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 843
      But Hero minbet/folded flop!?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Oly0909
      But Hero minbet/folded flop!?
      Thanks for mentioning out, evaluated the hand in 4AM or something similar, guess didn't see that. Reevaluated it. :)