[NL2-NL10] NL 2 AKs UTG

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,332
      Party, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      MP1: $1.47 (73.5 bb)
      BB: $1.07 (53.5 bb)
      BTN: $3.33 (166.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG+1): $2 (100 bb)
      MP2: $0.97 (48.5 bb)
      MP3: $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $0.58 (29 bb)
      SB: $1.22 (61 bb)
      CO: $1.68 (84 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with K A
      Hero raises to $0.08, 4 folds, CO calls $0.08, 2 folds, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.25) K 8 J (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08, Hero raises to $0.44, 2 folds

      I thought afterwards, I should have just called.

      What do the experts think?
  • 4 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      How loose/bad are the players? If they are huge calling stations, I raise here to extract so much value from worse flush draws and straight draws like QT/T9 and worse top pairs like KT/KQ. If you think they are going to fold those hands because you would appear too strong when you checkraise into 2 people, I don't mind calling and allowing them to draw to their worse flushes.
    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Isn't there just too much value on the flop to not bet? Two players to act & tons worse hands can call..
      Id bet ~.20 and expect calls, and bet most turns, maybe rivers depending on their tendancies
    • Wriggers
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      I think here we have a big enough hand that slowplaying is definitely fine., there are very few turn cards that make us worried, probably just the T and the Q, not diamonds that put some straights out there. So 6 outs that make us a bit worried about our hand, so slowplaying this monster draw + TPTK seems fine.

      However saying that, raising it is also completely fine :) It all depends on the type of player as mbml said.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello VorpalF2F,

      No need to pick anything fancy in those spots. They are calling with all crap, any weaker FD/SD and of course weaker Kx/Jx hands. I would just Bet the flop, bet the turn and ship river or whatsoever. Check/Raising will just scare all those hands away. :)

      Best Regards.