# [NL2-NL10] NL10 AKo preflop spot

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Joined: 06.07.2010
Poker Stars, \$0.05/\$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players

MP2: \$9.06 (90.6 bb)
MP3: \$10 (100 bb)
CO: \$20.39 (203.9 bb)
BTN: \$10.92 (109.2 bb)
SB: \$24.78 (247.8 bb)
BB: \$2.46 (24.6 bb)
Hero (MP1): \$11.94 (119.4 bb)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A K
Hero raises to \$0.40, MP2 calls \$0.40, 2 folds, BTN calls \$0.40, SB folds, BB raises to \$2.46 and is all-in, Hero calls \$2.06, MP2 calls \$2.06, BTN folds

Flop: (\$7.83) 5 K K (3 players, 1 is all-in)
Hero bets \$3.72, MP2 raises to \$6.60, Hero calls \$2.88

Turn: (\$21.03) 4 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
River: (\$21.03) Q (3 players, 1 is all-in)

Results: \$21.03 pot (\$1.03 rake)
Final Board: 5 K K 4 Q
MP2 showed J T and lost (-\$9.06 net)
BB showed J T and lost (-\$2.46 net)
Hero showed A K and won \$20 (\$10.94 net)

Ok, so let me explain. Firstly, my question here is about preflop. Is shoving ourselves with one player (fish) behind better than calling (other) fish's AI?

Information: BB is fish on tilt. When BB shoves I'm like cool, smooth call, assuming the fish in MP will clearly fold. Instead, he comes along for the ride, which puts me in a tough spot postflop.

1. Would shoving ourselves with 1 fish behind would have been better?
2. Postflop: if we don't hit on dry board vs the loose 31/6 fish do we just give up? Or go broke?

Peace