[NL2-NL10] NL2 - AhKc preflop

    • DesertStingray
      Joined: 08.10.2010 Posts: 18
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , K:club:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0,08, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,08, MP3 folds, CO calls $0,08, BU folds, Hero raises to $0,48, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0,40, MP2 calls $0,40, CO calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,94) A:club: , 7:heart: , 6:club: (4 players)
      Hero raises $1,52 (All-In), UTG2 folds, MP2 calls $1,52 (All-In), CO calls $1,52 (All-In).

      Turn: ($6,50) K:diamond:
      River: ($6,50) 9:heart: (3 players)

      Final Pot: $6,50

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows (Qc Tc)
      CO shows (5h 5d)
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and kings (Ah Kc)

      Hero wins with two-pair, aces and kings (Ah Kc)

      What to do preflop? I want to make sure I understand the reasoning.
      Calling and playing out of position against 3 opponents seems a terrible idea.
      Folding is too tight? I am probably ahead, even against the openraise form utg2.
      Can I still fold after a 3bet? If the utg2 4bets I have to put him on a very tight range —KK+?— so I have to lay it down.

      On the flop it's an easy all-in with tptk considering the size of the pot.

      Thanks in advance,
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DesertStingray,

      Well, I doubt that I would change much in your play. Most likely I would have done the same. No point to Call it preflop, rather squeeze and gain at least fold equity. AKo ain't a very good hand in multiway pot.

      Best Regards.