[NL2-NL10] NL10 AKo preflop spot

    • M1rCea
      Joined: 06.07.2010 Posts: 973
      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?

  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello M1rCea,

      1. Rather just shove yourself and don't drag along such fishes. You don't want them to come along. Only with hands like KK/AA I would consider that.

      2. Yes, we are planning to just give up if we don't hit.

      Best Regards.