[NL20-NL50] NL20 AK vs tight-passive villain

    • armo
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 451
      MP3 is tight passive 12/4/1.2 in ~80 hands
      UTG+1 is loose aggressive 35/17/3 ~40 hands
      My image at the table should be nit (10/7) since I really had a bad run of cards (not sure if villains noticed it though)

      Known players:

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.46 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , K:diamond: . CO posts a blind of $0.20.
      UTG+1 calls $0.20, 3 folds, MP3 raises to $1.20, CO folds, Hero calls $1.20, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($4.10) A:club: , 4:heart: , 2:spade: (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $3.00, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $7.10

      Not sure what was the correct play. I guess the MP3 raise range must be JJ+,AK so I decided to to just call and then evaluate the flop. Also I kind of forgot that UTG+1 limped so I guess the 3bet would isolate only me vs MP3. Given the reads, play ok? Or 3bet AK no matter what? Or 3bet to isolate MP3?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      MP3 would maybe open with AQ, AJ, but he would certainly fold these hands if re-raise. I would still re-raise to isolate MP3 and I can make easy fold if he makes 4-bet.
      Problem with AK that you´re often not hitiing anything and if you hit K or A, you´re probably still call his bets down. SO bette to take then initiative and maybe he would fold a lot of his raising hands, like TT, JJ.