[NL20-NL50] SH25 - AK vs midstack

    • chocular77
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,102
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      0,15/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , K:diamond:
      MP3 calls $0,25, 2 folds, SB raises to $1,00, Hero raises to $3,25, MP3 folds, SB calls $2,25.

      Flop: ($6,75) 8:spade: , 8:diamond: , 3:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3,5, SB raises to $10,90 (All-In), Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      It's close but i don't get the odds against a pair. Should i just bet more so i can call or skip the cbet?

      Final Pot: $13,75
  • 2 replies
    • MrActuary
      Joined: 19.01.2012 Posts: 10
      Imo, betting half-pot here is definitely the worst thing you can do because you're going to get shoved on a lot here. In this spot, I think you should fold because his range includes lots of pocket pairs. However, I think checking behind is probably the best option, the other one being to bet pretty strong so you can call a shove.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      would likely b/c that spot, since I think 32/20 has a little too loose stats that I could consider b/f my AK high that board.
      Usually they are not shoving 8x or 33 and if he has there some lower pp then you still have 30% equity

      board: 883
      Hand Equity Wins Ties
      AK 29.86% 677,556 6,912
      44 70.14% 1,596,492 6,912

      And he may easily c/rai there some Ax hands

      best regards,