[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH AKo 3bet pot

    • mishh06
      Joined: 14.10.2007 Posts: 126
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (5 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

      MP ($52.75)
      Button ($52.60)
      Hero ($67.05)
      BB ($50.05)
      UTG ($153.45)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, A.
      UTG raises to $2.5, 2 folds, Hero calls $2.25, BB raises to $7.5, UTG calls $5, Hero calls $5.

      Flop: ($22.50) 4, K, 8 (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $15, UTG folds, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $22.50

      villian is 18/18, was contemplating shoving over his raise. Whats the best play here?
  • 5 replies
    • whipflip15
      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      You just can't call PF and play AK OOP without initiative especially in a reraised pot. Not sure about flop action because i wouldn't be in that position. As played i would probably fold.
    • mishh06
      Joined: 14.10.2007 Posts: 126
      So you're saying i should just muck it preflop because im oop? and i agree, not sure what i was doing with this hand :P
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      you could 3 bet yourself before the flop and you wouldnt be in this position . you gave bb a top spot to make a squeeze play . as played i would call the flop in position and reevaluate on the turn
    • chenny8888
      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      reraise it preflop from the SB.

      bet out on the flop. call a push/go broke. TPTK (especially AKK and AAK) is the nuts in a reraised pot. if you feel you're behind to KK or AA here, muck it preflop (very rare, you have to have a real nit raising, etc.)
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Calling pf 3-bet with AK and then c/f if you hit K is very weak.
      If you´re not comfortable playing AK oop, then fold to BB 3-bet
      I would always 3-bet with AK even if UTG is very tight

      As played: I would c/rai here. BB could lead out a lot worse hands then tptk and you are often ahead here.
      SInce you´re probably beaten only by AA, then I´m happy to play for stacks here.