[NL2-NL10] AK before flop

    • Tombic
      Tombic
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.02.2011 Posts: 272
      hello,

      what is profitable way to play AK, posting few hands in same thread, since they are quite similar



      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $4,25
      MP1:
      $5,21
      CO:
      $4,05

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , K:diamond:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0,16, 2 folds, CO calls $0,16, BU folds, Hero raises to $0,60, BB folds, MP1 raises to $3,12, CO folds, Hero raises to $4,25 (All-In), MP1 calls $1,13.

      Flop: ($8,70) J:diamond: , T:club: , 9:spade:
      Turn: ($8,70) T:diamond:
      River: ($8,70) 9:heart: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8,70

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP1 shows two-pair, queens and tens (Qh Qd)
      Hero shows (Ah Kd)

      MP1 wins with two-pair, queens and tens (Qh Qd)
  • 5 replies
    • Tombic
      Tombic
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.02.2011 Posts: 272
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP2:
      $2,83
      Hero:
      $4,15

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:heart: , K:diamond:
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $2,83 (All-In), 2 folds, Hero calls $2,83, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($5,72) T:club: , 9:diamond: , 5:diamond:
      Turn: ($5,72) 5:spade:
      River: ($5,72) 6:spade: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $5,72

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows two-pair, sevens and fives (7s 7d)
      Hero shows (Ah Kd)

      MP2 wins with two-pair, sevens and fives (7s 7d)
    • Tombic
      Tombic
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.02.2011 Posts: 272
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP1:
      $4,81
      Hero:
      $4,84

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , K:club:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0,12, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,40, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0,28.

      Flop: ($0,86) Q:diamond: , 7:club: , 4:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0,61, MP1 calls $0,61.

      Turn: ($2,08) J:spade: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2,08) 2:diamond: (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0,68, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $2,76
    • Tombic
      Tombic
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.02.2011 Posts: 272
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $2,05
      MP2:
      $2
      Hero:
      $2,09

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:club: , K:club:
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0,08, MP3 folds, Hero calls $0,08, 2 folds, BB calls $0,06.

      Flop: ($0,25) 6:club: , 5:spade: , 2:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0,12, Hero calls $0,12, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0,49) 6:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,23, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $0,72
    • Elroch
      Elroch
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.02.2011 Posts: 150
      The second one is the only one where there is an obvious comment. The villain made a ridiculously sized bet. As a result, you don't have pot odds to call against any pair at all, and one of the blinds will occasionally have a monster to make it worse. To make this call correct, you have to have virtually 50% EV against his range, which would mean he'd have to be pushing with hands like AQ and AJ as well as pairs. Can you be sure he is?

      You can happily fold everything but AA (and maybe KK) against a raise like this. Imagine the situation being repeated enough times, you'll make money from him unless he is only making the silly sized bet with AA. You don't needed to worry about wasting AK, because he's giving you the opportunity to take his chips with a more appropriate hand.

      So definite fold.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tombic,

      Please re-post the hands into different thread. 1 hand per thread is enough for us to evaluate and concentrate only on one hand. Thanks! And even if they are similar, just link them. :)

      But as I see they aren't similar at all. :)

      Gonna take the 1st hand:
      Against such a PFR I wouldn't really 3bet at all. Rather just Call and play postflop. He will often just fold his worse holdings and if he 4bets then we will likely be behind and at the best get a coinflip.

      Best regards.