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[NL2-NL10] AKs

    • w4terman
      Joined: 04.04.2011 Posts: 757
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP1: $1.80 (18 bb)
      MP2: $11.06 (110.6 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      MP3: $13.65 (136.5 bb)
      SB: $17.16 (171.6 bb)
      BTN: $3.85 (38.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $12.76 (127.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.40, MP3 calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, 3 folds

      Flop: ($1.35) A 5 8 (3 players)
      MP2 bets $0.64, MP3 calls $0.64, Hero raises to $2.50, 2 folds

      Results: $3.27 pot ($0.16 rake)
      Final Board: A 5 8
      MP2 mucked and lost (-$1.04 net)
      MP3 mucked and lost (-$1.04 net)
      Hero mucked A K and won $3.11 ($2.07 net)

      did i raise it to much here ?
  • 3 replies
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, w4terman!

      No, not at all, your raise size is perfectly fine. And raising there with your strong hands makes perfect sense.

      However, from time to time I'd just call there. You crippled the deck a bit so there is not that much with which your opponents can call your raise - and since you are raising into two people that shows tremendous strength.

      The thing is: since you are in position and the nut draw is yours anyway, you can just call and hope the original raiser bets again his weaker ace, or that they hit a lower flush if a 3rd :spade: comes.

      Anyway, just an idea from time to time since we have position and a hand so much locked up. Nothing wrong with raising for value, quite the contrary.

      I don't see much point in raising smaller as that (in my opinion) would only show more strength).

      Keep it up!
    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      I dont like the line of not 3betting the flop (slowplaying in a sense) and then NOT slow playing the flop. He likely puts you on a pair here and would have raised into you again. Your hand is so strong that I dont think anyone would call your reraise without hitting their set or another AQ AK hand (which I doubt they have since nobody 3bet).

      I prefer to just slow play it here and call hoping for the opponents to pay you off.
    • sausage646
      Joined: 30.03.2010 Posts: 567
      Probably would call, like FlashDavin said.
      Since sets wouldn't bet only 1/2p and other guy would 100% raise 1st bet
      So they range doesn't consist of sets.

      But nothing wrong whit raising, to get value from worst draws, though I would make raise size less since we are interested for him to hit.