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[NL2-NL10] NL4 - AKo call in blinds

    • pyropove
      Joined: 09.07.2011 Posts: 36
      PKR, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (SB): $4.10 (102.5 bb)
      BB: $1.94 (48.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.97 (74.3 bb)
      MP: $1.66 (41.5 bb)
      CO: $1.60 (40 bb)
      BTN: $4.23 (105.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
      UTG raises to $0.08, MP calls $0.08, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.06, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.28) T 7 K (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, UTG raises to $0.36, MP calls $0.36, Hero calls $0.18

      Turn: ($1.36) 6 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.68, MP folds, Hero calls $0.68

      River: ($2.72) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      $2.72 pot ($0.27 rake)
      Final Board: T 7 K 6 6
      Hero showed A K and won $2.45 ($1.33 net)
      UTG showed J Q and lost (-$1.12 net)

      UTG: 33/7/8.0/0.0 out of 27 hands
      MP: 43/24/1.8/20.0 out of 55 hands

      Is my preflop call justifiable in any way? I fully intended on check-folding the flop if I missed. I thought calling would be best, as I realised I'm very likely ahead and could take more money postflop with a semi-disguised hand vs the aggro/stationish villains.
  • 2 replies
    • tieppofer
      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 298
      Preflop: I don't like calling with AK, if your opponent is loose enough you can maybe 3bet depending on your position.

      Postflop: I don't think the donkbet is the best idea here, I'd go X/R.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello pyropove,

      Preflop: Being multiway and also OOP instead of calling rather squeeze it.

      As played
      Postflop: Well, calling isn't going to be very good idea here. You are just giving away good odds for others to draw against you. It wont change much anyways on the turn. Therefore instead we should be just 3betting the flop if we go for a donk and of course the donk size has to be also bigger.

      Best Regards.