[NL2-NL10] AKs vs fish

    • cozacu
      cozacu
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 1,379
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):
      $10.80
      BU:
      $10.10
      SB:
      $10.00
      BB:
      $10.20
      MP2:
      $18.10
      MP3:
      $9.60


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A.
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.95) 3, 9, Q (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.60, MP3 calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.15) 6 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.15) 6 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $1.10, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.15.

      villain 57/13 af 3.2 ftcbet 78% 53hands
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Limp/call pre, c/c flop when guy folds to some cbets means draw or small showdown value. You are fine with giving up barreling on the turn if you don't know anymore about his ranges.

      If we change the hand a bit you can get a very good bluff spot:

      Say you isolated with 78s and you cbet that flop with no equity. Guy calls and you turned OESD. Betting is not that good unless you plan on 3 barreling + you might spike and get value from his strong hands he planned on c/r-ing on the turn. Apart from that, if the river also blanks and he checks, it's an easy spot to bet between 1/2 and 2/3 pot as a bluff. All you need him to fold is his air (busted draws). Depending on river card you might make him fold some small pairs and then you are golden. AK though would have enough showdown value to check back river if this happens.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cozacu,

      Well, if you think he is a fit/Fold player then CBetting such a flop should be still fine. And neither there isn't any point to 2nd barrel without any extra equity vs a station. Rather just Check behind and be happy even to see a free showdown or hit one of your cards.

      Another possibility would be even to just Check behind here, for example I would be playing OOP I'd just Check/Fold such a board.

      Best Regards.