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[NL20-NL50] [SH ZOOM] AK high vs flop raise OOP

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $44.46 (177.8 bb)
      SB: $8.22 (32.9 bb)
      BB: $51.99 (208 bb)
      UTG: $16.51 (66 bb)
      MP: $25 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $31.18 (124.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BTN calls $0.75, 2 folds

      Flop: ($1.85) 5 Q 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1, BTN raises to $3.25, Hero calls $2.25

      Turn: ($8.35) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50

      River: ($19.35) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      $19.35 pot ($0.87 rake)
      Final Board: 5 Q 5 Q 7
      BTN showed A A and won $18.48 ($8.98 net)
      Hero showed K A and lost (-$9.50 net)

      I expect that a common raising range here to be very unbalanced towards air. Explain to me why I am a donk here for playing like this and why I should always fold (or maybe not? ) :D .
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DeMarcohsp,

      It's still a bit drawy and your CB seems to be super weak so I wouldn't be surprised if he even raises IP with Qx hands for protection there. I'd rather fold it without even knowing the opponent nor having backdoors.

      Best Regards.