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[NL20-NL50] FR50 AK 3way

    • circoflax
      Joined: 26.02.2010 Posts: 413
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $14.92 (29.8 bb)
      SB: $70.66 (141.3 bb)
      BB: $103.56 (207.1 bb)
      UTG+1: $83.12 (166.2 bb)
      UTG+2: $51.60 (103.2 bb)
      MP1: $58.72 (117.4 bb)
      MP2: $86.22 (172.4 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $65.72 (131.4 bb)
      CO: $50.75 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K A
      UTG+1 raises to $1.50, 2 folds, MP2 calls $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 4 folds

      Flop: ($5.25) 3 2 K (3 players)
      UTG+1 bets $3, MP2 calls $3, Hero calls $3

      Turn: ($14.25) 5 (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $7, UTG+1 calls $7, MP2 calls $7

      River: ($35.25) T (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero checks

      Anon table, few hands on those 2, but UTG seemed TAG-ish and opening more than 10-11% from EP. MP looked kinda fishy-passive. Should I always 3bet pre in such a spot? I think I can get a lot of folds from UTG and some calls from MP and isolate him heads-up, but I'd still be more inclined to do it with AJo-AQo.

      Bet turn bigger? I was thinking half pot to get a call from Kx, not really many draws there, maybe 45, but 45 would probably not call a big bet. If I get raised here I'd have to give it up.

      Bet river small for value? What can they really call me with that is behind? Most Kx other than AK sould not call a third bet here. UTG has mostly AK for a split. What if someone raises me here? I've seen these guys play a set like that, not realizing they loose so much value by not taking the betting lead and going for the check-raise on the river.
      My only thought about betting the river was to make it large so I could push UTG of a split, but I was still worried about the fishy guy...
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello circoflax,

      Preflop: I'd rather prefer squeezing and take the pot down right here than play it multiway + we have other 4 guys behind who could easily be jumping in.

      As played
      Postflop: Bet the turn a bit bigger for value, very likely to have the best hand there. Though river can be still bet for value and plan to Bet/Fold it, nothing wrong it doing it like $10 but neither ain't wrong to Check behind either but then you just show your hand.

      Best Regards.