[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKo vs 2 tight players

    • Aingles
      Joined: 27.01.2012 Posts: 90
      Hi there gerv :)
      In this hand, after making a preflop raise I get two calls . Both of the players that were playing tight . This left me suprised , and a bit worried as of what was to come . Anyway , the flop is dry , and the turn and the river , only bring one possible straight draw . I Think a five is never within their range , so was I right to a fire a barrel to take down the pot on the river ? Also , as I was up against two tight players , should I make a cbet ?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.06, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.06, 2 folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.19) J, 4, 6 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($0.19) 3 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, CO checks.

      River: ($0.19) 7 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.12, CO folds, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.19.
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by Aingles
      Hi there gerv :)
      Hey :)

      Despite the fact that no one has a 5x, they still might call you with pocket pairs & Jx. I think you should bluff the Turn and River if you think you can fold out weak hands that are still better than Ace high (like deuces)

      Sometimes this works but it is a very weak bet because any 5x has some value on the Flop (54, 56,75) or Turn

      - Gerv