[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: AKs

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $5.11 (127.8 bb)
      Hero (MP): $4.06 (101.5 bb)
      CO: $9.55 (238.8 bb)
      BTN: $1.63 (40.8 bb)
      SB: $9.18 (229.5 bb)
      BB: $6.98 (174.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A K
      UTG raises to $0.12, Hero raises to $0.36, 4 folds, UTG calls $0.24

      Flop: ($0.78) 6 5 7 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($0.78) A (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.39, Hero raises to $1.80, UTG calls $1.41

      River: ($4.38) T (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      Results: $4.38 pot ($0.29 rake)
      Final Board: 6 5 7 A T
      UTG showed 4 4 and lost (-$2.16 net)
      Hero mucked A K and won $4.09 ($1.93 net)

      Opponent's stats: VP/PFR/AF/WTSD/hands 50/50/3.5/75/8

      I think I played it correctly.
  • 6 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Seems like a nice hand, I wouldn't play much differently. Not much you can do on the river while flush completes. :( Otherwise we might consider value-betting.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Without much additional information would you fold the turn if he shipped? I would be tended to fold.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Without much additional information would you fold the turn if he shipped? I would be tended to fold.
      Why do you raise then? :) Doesn't make sense to turn your hand into bluff.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Good point.
      I figured that the board hits him rather often and I can raise in order to make him call with his draws, which he, as I thought at the time, would more often call with instead of push over the top. I thought that once he pushes there are many hands that beat mine.
      Folding is weak, obviously.
      Calling I didn't like too much as there are many cards that I do not want to see on the river and I could get myself into some difficult spots.

      Are we not overplaying our hand by going broke on the turn?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Why should we? He definitely has a lot worse hands as Ax there in his range. And if we raise = we go broke. Or if we don't want to then just take pot control.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Ok, thanks! I understand it now.