[NL2-NL10] Ak Tptk

    • lukezo
      Joined: 25.05.2008 Posts: 203
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

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      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB raises to $0.36, BB folds, Hero calls $0.24.

      Flop: ($0.76) K, 7, 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.48, Hero raises to $1.80, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.24.

      opp is a reg, 1st time he 3-bets
      -I wanted my raise to look like a bluff, but it's probably too big
      -why I don't just to call down:
      a) if he checks turn I have to check behind to get value river
      b) although it's not likely that he makes his 2P, I'm afraid of it

      please help me with my paranoia=)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello lukezo,

      The problem with raising is:
      a) You don't let worse hands to continue, like smaller PPs/pairs.
      b) You don't let him to continue with bluffs/semi-bluffs.

      So therefore I'd just Call and reevaluate my actions postflop. It's not that likely anyways that he his his 2pairs. For example:

      Board: K:club: 7:spade: 8:diamond:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    12.73%  12.12%   0.61% { KQo }
      UTG+1  87.27%  86.67%   0.61% { AcKs }

      As you see he has pretty horrible equity. :) Although as we add a lot of smaller PPs in his range you basically wont get value from them if you raise.

      Best regards.