[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR AKo 07.06

    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,743
      - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $4.15
      Hero (MP+1): $28.15
      CO: $10.40
      BTN: $3.70
      SB: $10.10
      BB: $11.15
      UTG: $6.15
      UTG+1: $13.32

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:club: A:heart:

      fold, fold, MP raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) A:diamond: 7:club: 6:club:
      MP bets $0.50, Hero raises to $4.00, MP calls $3.35 and is all-in


      Turn: ($8.45, 2 players) 7:diamond:

      River: ($8.45, 2 players) J:diamond:

      Hero shows K:club: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Sevens) (Pre 45%, Flop 6%, Turn 9%)
      MP shows 6:spade: 6:diamond: (Full House, Sixes full of Sevens) (Pre 55%, Flop 94%, Turn 91%)
      MP wins $7.89


      so I didn't wanna 3B pre flop because only better hand would have called me... so I decided to only call... what do u think...
      In my opinion I did everything correct and I was a little unlucky...
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      better to 3-bet pf, since he would b/f pf his small pp-s and may b/c his worse Ax hands. I would rather make 1.3$ raise on the flop, than shove, since I´d prefer if he shoves with worse hands
    • UnknownJoseph
      UnknownJoseph
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.04.2010 Posts: 5,743
      but when I 3B PF I have to go all in with him... after my 3B only better hands call me...
      this is the way of playing AK vs smaller stack which showed me veriz
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by BGawli
      but when I 3B PF I have to go all in with him... after my 3B only better hands call me...
      this is the way of playing AK vs smaller stack which showed me veriz
      yes you have to call his shove, but that doesn´t make 3-betting AK wrong.
      For example if he has JTs, 78s, 98s then he has 38% equity against your hand and you miss 2/3 of the times, so he would often just c-bet and take pot down postflop or if you decide to float he can always barrel turn. That´s why it is important to put pressure his weaker range pf as strong hand as AK and if he b/f there smaller pp-s you win a lot of money in the long run, also he may b/c pp-s and then c/f on scary boards, that means again +EV play
      And if he calls pp-s then likely he would also call his Ax hands that AK dominates, so you can easily play for stacks if you hit your tp hand

      Can´t see any reason why not 3-bet pf AK for value and if he wants then playing for stacks
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BGawli,

      Against shortstacks you should be more inclined to 3bet and even consider going broke if they have rather wider range. But of course your play ain't that wrong either.

      Best regards.