[NL2-NL10] nl10 how to play AK

    • gnawhalak
      gnawhalak
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.06.2010 Posts: 161
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): $15.96
      UTG: $10.00
      MP: $12.57
      CO: $1.92
      BTN: $2.96
      SB: $10.96

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:heart: A:heart:

      fold, MP raises to $0.40, CO raises to $1.92 and is all-in, fold, fold, Hero calls $1.82, MP calls $1.52

      Flop: ($5.81, 3 players) Q:spade: 4:heart: 8:heart:
      Hero checks, MP bets $2.76, Hero raises to $14.04 and is all-in, MP calls $7.89 and is all-in

      Turn: ($27.11, 3 players) T:diamond:

      River: ($27.11, 3 players) 8:spade:

      MP shows A:diamond: Q:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Eights) (PreFlop 28%, Flop 54%, Turn 67%)
      CO mucks A:spade: 6:heart: (One Pair, Eights) (PreFlop 19%, Flop 1%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows K:heart: A:heart: (One Pair, Eights) (PreFlop 53%, Flop 45%, Turn 33%)
      Hero wins $0.00
      MP wins $20.59
      MP wins $5.52

      villain stats are a little nitty..

      Preflop

      - was it better that should've pushed?

      Flop
      - donking the flop would make the villain committed to the pot so I opted to play check/raise..


      could i have played the hand better?
  • 6 replies
    • RainbowPonny
      RainbowPonny
      Gold
      Joined: 19.10.2010 Posts: 562
      I think i would have made a raise just to isolate the shortie.

      just my oppinion
    • gnawhalak
      gnawhalak
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.06.2010 Posts: 161
      raising to isolate the short stack. it would be around $5. that would make me committed to the pot. i would rather shove than raise.
    • RainbowPonny
      RainbowPonny
      Gold
      Joined: 19.10.2010 Posts: 562
      so a raise could not mean a shove? ;)

      And what difference would it make? If you raise smaller and call of or shove and get called. Dont really know.
    • gnawhalak
      gnawhalak
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      Joined: 20.06.2010 Posts: 161
      a shove is when you go all in immediately.

      if you raise small and you just get called. you might be committed to the pot already even if an ugly flop turns out. e.g. monotone board, wet board w/ no hearts,

      if you shove immediately, you could get better hands to fold. like JJ, QQ
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello gnawhalak,

      Get it in preflop rather than flat the 3bet-shove. Only with hands like KK/AA I would be flatting. :) So 4bet yourself or just fold it and don't invite MP to join the pot while being even deep.

      Best Regards.
    • RainbowPonny
      RainbowPonny
      Gold
      Joined: 19.10.2010 Posts: 562
      Originally posted by gnawhalak
      a shove is when you go all in immediately.

      if you raise small and you just get called. you might be committed to the pot already even if an ugly flop turns out. e.g. monotone board, wet board w/ no hearts,

      if you shove immediately, you could get better hands to fold. like JJ, QQ
      haha i know what a shove is, but a shove here technically is a 4bet.