[NL2-NL10] AK raise size

    • Paaaaaaaaaulo
      Paaaaaaaaaulo
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      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      SB ($5.57)
      BB ($1)
      UTG ($5)
      Hero ($5)
      UTG+2 ($5.26)
      MP1 ($5)
      CO ($5.22)
      BTN ($9.60)

      Dealt to Hero A:heart: K:diamond:

      UTG raises to $0.16, Hero raises to $0.52, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.36

      FLOP ($1.10) A:club: 7:spade: 2:heart:

      UTG bets $0.55, Hero calls $0.55

      TURN ($2.20) A:club: 7:spade: 2:heart: T:diamond:

      UTG bets $0.56, Hero raises to $1.12, UTG calls $0.56

      RIVER ($4.44) A:club: 7:spade: 2:heart: T:diamond: K:club:

      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.81 (AI), UTG folds

      Hero shows A:heart: K:diamond:

      Hero wins $4.15

      I'm not sure about my play here. Should have raised the flop? I don't want to scare him but as you said a flop raise means much less than a turn one...

      As played, was my turn minraise bad? I feel it was but I didn't know what to do, I had to raise sometime to get the whole stack... Should have called and bet the river?
      Thanks
  • 7 replies
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      Well, the problem is we raise utg range, which is pretty strong esp. on fr. Therefore, without further reads he is a fish I'd 3bet smaller to let him call hands like AQ,AJ,KQ..

      As played I'm not sure he will bluff turn too so I'm raising flop.
      Cya
    • Paaaaaaaaaulo
      Paaaaaaaaaulo
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      Joined: 25.06.2010 Posts: 683
      I raised a little bit bigger because we we're a little bit deep so I figured if he is calling 48c$ he calls 52c$ as well.

      I also feel raising the flop is better, but his donk bet was so week I'm not sure he calls... Also, with what does he call the flop but doesn't bet the turn as played? Maybe Ax hands?
      Thanks
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 2,313
      Hey :)

      Well, you're 100bb deep so I think he will play just default and not call wider :)
      I'd 3bet something like 40c to give him really good odds and dominate him ;)



      I think that raise isn't that much for value as for our playability when he donks he can have often garbage and think "Ok he calls so he has like 99-KK I will bluff him out, like Phil Ivey would!"

      You just make fold him the garbage get a little value from AQ maybe :)

      Your life will be much easier though ;)

      cya
    • Echoes88
      Echoes88
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      Joined: 27.09.2008 Posts: 1,665
      Hi!

      Both pre and post sizing are very good. Flop call ok, no draws, let him bluff. If he had bet bigger on the turn, i would not have raised there either, but this way minraise in this particular spot is very good, creates a very good psr to the river.

      :f_grin:
    • Paaaaaaaaaulo
      Paaaaaaaaaulo
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      @KillerFishes We're actually 125bb deep (I BI for 5$ but blinds are 4c$). I didn't completly understand what you said, sorry,could yu please refrase? Thanks.

      @Echoes88 I'm feeling slow today... What does psr means? Thanks.
    • KillerFishes
      KillerFishes
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      Paaaaaaaaaulo - true story :facepalm: :f_zZz:


      Then it all makes sense ... I don't know why I thought it's nl5 ))

      cya
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Paaaaaaaaaulo,

      I like the play, we can ship the river anyways no matter what even if we raise smaller. It may also induce sometimes to bluff against us.

      Best Regards.