[NL2-NL10] AKs in MP face 3bet from SB

    • totalfish
      totalfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 62
      iPoker - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      CO: $1.84
      BTN: $4.82
      SB: $9.86
      BB: $7.33
      UTG: $0.90
      UTG+1: $4.30
      Hero (MP): $5.00
      MP+1: $5.77
      LP: $3.76

      players stats: 15/10/68
      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has A:club: K:club:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, fold, fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $0.44, fold, Hero calls $0.28

      Flop: ($0.92, 2 players) 7:club: K:spade: 6:heart:
      SB bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75

      Turn: ($2.42, 2 players) 6:club:
      SB bets $1.70, Hero calls $1.70

      River: ($5.82, 2 players) J:club:
      SB bets $6.97, Hero calls $2.11

      SB shows A:diamond: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Sixes) (Pre 88%, Flop 87%, Turn 75%)
      Hero shows A:club: K:club: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 12%, Flop 13%, Turn 25%)
      Hero wins $9.38
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello totalfish,

      Preflop: What's the reason for Calling here? I am not really a huge fan whiel you even didn't mention his 3bet. The problem is that if he has rather stronger hand then at the best it might be a flip and even if we do hit we just wont know where we stand or other ways we wont get paid.

      As played
      Postflop: Don't think that there is much to do. But what kind of hand do you expect to 2nd barrel there which you beat? Lets just say there wasn't the 6.

      Best regards.
    • boomer011
      boomer011
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.08.2010 Posts: 28
      hey veriz, been having the same problem; with a tight villain is this a fold pre then? to me 4 betting seems like a poor decisions as its basically turning our hand into a bluff; if villain calls 4 bet or shoves we are best case flipping against queens or jacks; also if villain just calls the 4 bet what do we do on the flop when we miss?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by boomer011
      hey veriz, been having the same problem; with a tight villain is this a fold pre then? to me 4 betting seems like a poor decisions as its basically turning our hand into a bluff; if villain calls 4 bet or shoves we are best case flipping against queens or jacks; also if villain just calls the 4 bet what do we do on the flop when we miss?
      Against tight opponent I would rather prefer folding. Since we anyways get a coinflip, ain't it? Even if we hit our K we just wont know where we stand and might even not get paid by worse pairs. That's the problem with AK.

      There are some good things, why I might even sometimes consider calling: that we are a bit deeper, we have the position and also he doesn't make the 3bet that huge.