[NL2-NL10] AK vs short stack

    • buzzinowt
      Joined: 12.09.2011 Posts: 80
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
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      MP1: $38.38 (383.8 bb)
      BTN: $17.55 (175.5 bb)
      MP2: $11.70 (117 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BB: $11.70 (117 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $10.10 (101 bb)
      SB: $1 (10 bb)
      UTG+2: $5.84 (58.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A K
      UTG+2 raises to $0.20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, SB calls $0.55, BB folds, UTG+2 calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.90) K 3 4 (3 players)
      SB checks, UTG+2 bets $1.81, Hero raises to $9.50 and is all-in, SB folds, UTG+2 calls $3.43 and is all-in

      Turn: ($12.38) 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($12.38) 2 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      I played this a few days ago, I'm not quite sure why I was so aggressive, perhaps I had seen him play very loose earlier. Villain in question is 50/21 over 14 hands Is it okay to get it in on this flop.

      Is line okay versus his short stack (albeit he's not super short)? I think he is doing this with Kx, FD at the least. At 2nl I would play this the same way against 60bb stack but at 10nl I seem more apprehensive perhaps due to the fact that it is more money.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello buzzinowt,

      Against that kind of stack I doubt that we can do much here. I am also planning to play for the stacks. Nice hand!

      Although most likely I'd 3bet bigger at least 4x.

      Best Regards.