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[NL2-NL10] Good fold with AK?

    • Rastlin1
      Joined: 31.08.2008 Posts: 189
      Ive noticed that I have alot of issues with AK and am trying to figure out how I can tip the scales with this hand towards +EV - advice is welcome

      player is 11/8 with 1% 3 bet

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG+2: $10.55 (105.5 bb)
      MP1: $9.54 (95.4 bb)
      MP2: $3.90 (39 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $19.56 (195.6 bb)
      BTN: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      SB: $4 (40 bb)
      BB: $11.31 (113.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K A
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, 4 folds, MP2 raises to $3.90 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results: $1.95 pot
      MP2 mucked and won $1.95 ($1.05 net)
  • 2 replies
    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      I think you did the right thing by folding. Against even a 20/15 player I think I'd just shove considering his stack isn't huge.

      I don't like the line of 3 bet/fold because then it becomes a bluff bet. I think you either decide to just call or fold before the 3bet really. He's most likely only betting premium hands from this position anyways. If it were a raise from CO or BU then a 3-bet becomes a more profitable choice.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Rastlin1,

      Most likely I wouldn't even 3bet in first place here vs such an opponent. Since we have to 3bet fold it very often. :( We would need here ~37% equity and for example against a range of QQ+:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    69.14%  68.77%   0.38% { QQ+ }
      UTG+1  30.86%  30.48%   0.38% { AKo }

      We ain't getting it, so therefore folding isn't bad. But the question is if we really should even 3bet here? But of course it's fine, calling would be the worst option anyways.

      Best Regards.