[NL2-NL10] AK flat call

    • w4terman
      Joined: 04.04.2011 Posts: 757
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
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      MP2: $4.84 (48.4 bb)
      UTG+2: $10.55 (105.5 bb)
      MP3: $16.67 (166.7 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      MP1: $10.63 (106.3 bb)
      CO: $9.70 (97 bb)
      SB: $5.50 (55 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.25 (102.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A K
      4 folds, CO raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.25) 7 8 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.25) K (3 players)
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.70, 2 folds

      Results: $1.25 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: 7 8 5 K
      BB mucked and lost (-$0.40 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$0.40 net)
      Hero mucked A K and won $1.19 ($0.79 net)

      this guy had 20 fold to 3 bets so i decide not to 3bet him ...
      is this play correct if i know he will not fold or i should 3bet him
  • 2 replies
    • ShaQQ
      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 162
      I like flatting AK in this spot, keeps in a lot of his range you have crushed, also disguises your hand and balances your SC/PP, however villain having a 20% fold to 3b shouldn't be a reason not to 3bet here with premiums, I'd stay away from 3betting light though. Try and consider SB/BB tendencies regarding flatting, I think it's a great flat if you have players in the blinds who have shown the tendency to squeeze light and take aggressive lines pre. Post flop I probably bet more on the turn just for added value.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello w4terman,

      Well, either way it's fine while you even have the position. But of course it's not a huge mistake to even 3bet since his 3bet calling range is going to be pretty wide and maybe even worse Ax hands. Nice hand overall!

      Best Regards.