[NL2-NL10] Did I play this AK correctly?

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      CO: $13.35 (133.5 bb)
      BTN: $21.21 (212.1 bb)
      SB: $14.30 (143 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb) Unknown Player, just sat down.
      UTG: $9.17 (91.7 bb)
      Hero (MP): $10.41 (104.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.40, CO calls $0.40, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.60, Hero raises to $10.41 and is all-in, CO folds, BB calls $8.40 and is all-in

      This hand might be pretty standard and the more I get into how to play AK and QQ the more I'm getting confused so I'm thinking I'll post as many as I can.

      The CO who called was a fish and this BB that just sat down applied a squeeze. I OR from MP and I don't think someone should be so comfortable squeezing from BB as I'm not trying to steal his blinds. I do have position on him so is it better to call and see the flop or, shove like I did or make a light 4-Bet.

      If I do light 4-Bet then if I get raised or shoved against then I'll be in a tough spot since they are too strong to fold but too weak to call as I might be dominated when the opponent 5-Bets.

      When I 4-Bet shove I do have some fold equity with me and my hand isn't too bad for a pre-flop shove and this is the logic I used to play this hand, just wanted to know your opinion.

      Flop: ($20.45) 7 T 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($20.45) 7 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($20.45) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Well, still I wouldn't be going broke here with AK vs unknown opponent. We can't even be sure if he is squeezing light or not. He is still doing that vs MP and rather loose opponent.

      Best Regards.