[NL2-NL10] AK against an Calling station.

    • jeszkar
      jeszkar
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.10.2011 Posts: 897
      Known players:    
      Hero:
      $2,39
      BB:
      $2,95

      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: , K:heart:
      4 folds, Hero calls $0,01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,04) Q:spade: , Q:club: , J:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks.

      Turn: ($0,04) 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $0,04, Hero calls $0,04.

      River: ($0,12) A:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,08, BB raises to $0,26, Hero calls $0,18.

      Final Pot: $0,64

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (As Kh)
      BB shows a straight, ace high (Ks Th)

      BB wins with a straight, ace high (Ks Th)

      Preflop: I didn't raise with AK because I know my opponent is a calling station and I can't bluff it out if the flop not good for me. So I limp.
      Flop: Two overcard, gutshot straight draw, backdoor nut flush draw, but it worth trash against the opponent. I check.
      Turn: No help, I check, he made a small bet. I know this player make a lots small bet with nothing if his opponent doesn't very active. I decided to call.
      River: I'm know calling his bet was a bad idea, but I think my bet was also a bad idea.
  • 6 replies
    • Echoes88
      Echoes88
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      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 1,665
      Hello!

      AK is a very strong hand when it comes to equity. esp in bvb esp against a fishs range. He will call you with a lot of trash, and youll always be ahead. So raise is the only option, every time.

      Its the only soultion to get their moneys.


      Flop ch is ok, he will have a lot of broadway combos, which he will not fold.

      turn call is marginal but ok.

      river bet ok against fish for value, but to the raise its definately a fold. Most likely it is a slowplayed qx. actually hes passive, and river raise is far too strong.
    • jeszkar
      jeszkar
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      Joined: 16.10.2011 Posts: 897
      If I raise preflop I would lost more money. I said he is calling station, he woudn't throw his hand away.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello jeszkar,

      Preflop: Never-ever complete here, standard raise for value.

      As played
      Postflop: I'd still bet the flop and as you played it so passively I'd just lay it down on the turn or either way Bet/Fold the river. :) Pretty horrible line you took here.

      Best Regards.
    • jeszkar
      jeszkar
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      Joined: 16.10.2011 Posts: 897
      Again OK, but why? If I bet before/after the flop I lost bigger.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by jeszkar
      Again OK, but why? If I bet before/after the flop I lost bigger.
      Please read basic articles, it seems that you even haven't read them? Start from the very beginning: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/strategy/bss/#basic
    • cpers
      cpers
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.04.2011 Posts: 563
      Originally posted by jeszkar
      Again OK, but why? If I bet before/after the flop I lost bigger.
      After seeing your hand today, can't help it not to comment.
      If you don't bet before/after the flop you won less when you win your hand. :f_biggrin: