[NL2-NL10] Rush NL5 - Folded AK on pre-flop

    • slashng
      slashng
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.02.2010 Posts: 63
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $1.78
      UTG2:
      $13.53
      MP1:
      $1.88
      MP2:
      $7.55
      MP3:
      $5.07
      CO (Hero):
      $7.00
      BU:
      $8.94
      SB:
      $4.01
      BB:
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, K.
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.52, 3 folds, MP3 raises to $1.05, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.59.

      Opp's stats: VPIP 10/ PFR 8 / 3bet 1.0

      Looking at my opp's stats - a rock with very low 3bet rate, I decided to fold because I think his range is most probably QQ, KK, AA.

      Pls correct me if my play is wrong.
  • 4 replies
    • MrMardyBum
      MrMardyBum
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 2,206
      Good fold, I'm never playing AK to a 4-bet, just a losing strategy imo.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      you´re likely beat, so fold is fine
      But then it is another question- why would you 3-bet 10/8 with AK if you don't want to play for stacks
      So I'd rather then just call pf
    • acceleration123
      acceleration123
      Gold
      Joined: 11.12.2010 Posts: 5,311
      Originally posted by MrMardyBum
      Good fold, I'm never playing AK to a 4-bet, just a losing strategy imo.
      +1

      I strongly agree. Don´t go automatically broke pre with QQ or AK. You are so often running into KK or Rocketssss. I read on someones blog that this is where you lose/win the most money on the micros - preflop broke decision and going broke with QQ and AK at a fullring table is no good. Very important factors are stack size, stats if you have some and how the guy was playing so far.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello slashng,

      Basically your idea of 3betting in those spots is that you mainly doing it for fold equity not for value which means you turned your hand into bluff. And actually while having position on him I'd basically just Call and play postflop against him depending on his CBet values and etc of course and then consider how I am going to play the hand profitable.

      Best regards.