[NL2-NL10] Ako

    • Spungeh
      Spungeh
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.06.2011 Posts: 1,212
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $10.12
      MP3:
      $12.04
      CO:
      $5.40
      BU:
      $6.13
      SB (Hero):
      $6.20
      BB:
      $3.67


      Preflop: Hero is SB with A, K.
      MP2 raises to $0.17, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.23.

      Flop: ($0.85) K, Q, 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, MP2 raises to $2.05, Hero raises to $5.80, MP2 calls $3.75.

      Turn: ($12.45) 3 (2 players)


      River: ($12.45) 6 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $12.45.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows four of a kind, threes(3s 3d).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and threes(As Kh).

      MP2 wins with four of a kind, threes(3s 3d).
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Like we discussed, 3bet bigger. Think about making it 3x. To make it easier think in blinds not in exact value. He raised to 3.5bb so you make it 10-11bbs. You only made it 8bb which is too small. You want to get more value from all the ridiculous KQ, QJ, AQ, AJ, etc. type hands he calls with and to have easy all in by the river WITHOUT betting too big on postflop.

      Your postflop cbet is too big as well. You will make him fold weak hands like middle pairs and call/raise Kx or better. Since you have Kx, it's more unlikely he has it as well.

      I don't think it's a mistake to get it in with TPTK in a 3bet pot when our TP is a K but you did make some mistakes in the hand which matter in the long run.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Spungeh,

      Preflop: Why do you make so small raise? You are with the guy even a bit deeper. At least 3x and could add some BBs being OOP.

      As played
      Postflop: Being a bit deeper and you practically gave him very good odds to Call with any kind of crap. What kind of hands do you expect to see which Raise/go-Broke here? Do you ever think he is capable of having any worse Kx which called preflop and opened from UTG? For example I don't see many Kx being there in his range unless I know more how loose he plays. So practically you are against a very strong hand as made 2pairs or strong draw like FD+SD. Rather make a bit smaller CB ~$0,60 and even Bet/Fold it without knowing how loose the opponent is capable of raising from UTG.

      Best Regards.