[NL2-NL10] NL10: AK cold call

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1881855
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      Hero (SB): $10.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 61227
      BB: $10.45 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 11, 3B: 5, AF: 1,5, Hands: 358
      UTG: $10.15 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 3,4, FoldTo3Bet: 100(1), Hands: 201
      MP: $6.75 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 17, 3B: 9, AF: 3,1, Hands: 367
      CO: $10.75 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 15, 3B: 5, AF: 0,0, Hands: 59
      BTN: $7.79 - VPIP: 34, PFR: 16, 3B: 11, AF: 1,8, Hands: 67

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with K :spade: A :club:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.25, BB calls $0.20

      Flop: ($0.90) 9 :spade: 9 :heart: J :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, UTG checks

      Turn: ($0.90) A :heart: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, BB folds, UTG calls $0.70

      River: ($2.30) T :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, UTG folds

      Didn't think I could raise for value vs his UTG range so decided to keep his range wider.

      Not sure my bet sizing makes sense though. At least the turn and river sizing should have been a bit more similar there.
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      generally your logic is fine, but I would prefer 3-betting that spot AK, since:
      - he then knows you can 3-bet from the blinds, which very likely gives you more respect, so you can easily steal his blinds
      - next time if you happen to have AA, he may easily just go worse hands, since you 3-bet him already and very likely you are bluffing next time or at least he would raise/call with worse hands
      - if you 3-bet UTG open only with AA/KK then it is very easy to play against you- sometimes flat for set value, but mostly just fold anything besides AA.
      - also you´re letting BB see cheap flop that could easily cost you a lot of money if you hit tp and he two pair or set.

      Postflop play is fine. With overcards and fold equity you can also lead flop, since I don´t think c/c that spot is profitable.

      best regards,