[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKs overplayed?

    • RasTweet
      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Vill: 31/14/80 hands
      Agg fac: 7.0

      I wanted to get as much value in there as I could. I thought if he is donk betting me he must have a hand. But he folds.
      Was it better to call, see happens later on and maybe raise him on turn or river?

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.02(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2.77)
      BB ($0.78)
      UTG ($1.95)
      UTG+1 ($0.57)
      UTG+2 ($1.97)
      MP1 ($2.99)
      CO ($0.63)
      Hero ($5.44)

      Dealt to Hero A:spade: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, MP1 raises to $0.08, fold, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, fold, MP1 calls $0.16

      FLOP ($0.51) J:spade: 3:spade: K:club:

      MP1 bets $0.36, Hero raises to $1.20, MP1 folds

      Hero shows A:spade: K:spade:

      Hero wins $1.17
  • 2 replies
    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      You're 150bb deep so you can expect him to play more cautiously.

      Preflop: Raise more - $0,28. We're both deep so we want to build the pot if we hit our hand. Also, we don't want to see more players on the flop.

      Flop: This is quite good flop for us :) After your big raise, there are only two options - fold or shove.

      His range for going broke here is very small:

      Board: J:spade: 3:spade: K:club:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      BU     47.95%  37.26%  10.69% { AsKs }
      SB     52.05%  41.36%  10.69% { JJ, 33, KJs, AdKd, AhKh, AKo, KJo }

      His range for donking into you is much wider, it consists some smaller :spade: :spade: , some SD like QT, some AJ, KQ,...
      That's why I would only call his donk and make my move on the turn. Also, his donk is quite big, so the pot will be $1,23 on the turn. This means we'll be able to get our stack in on later streets.
      I know slowplaying with TPTK is usually not a smart idea, but I think this situation is good opportunity to try it.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello RasTweet,

      What are you trying to achieve with the raise on flop? You are just going to make a lot worse hands to fold, rather just Call and keep bluffs in the hand and of course a lot weaker hands. :)

      Best Regards.