[NL2-NL10] Should AKs be played at all? 10NL Zoom

    • MisClick
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,186

      Sorry if this is just too obvious, or basic, or what. I am getting to such a point of divergence of my EV line v. my $ line that I am starting to suspect I have been transferred to a parallel universe. I feel totally and utterly confused.

      I played this hand v. fish. I don't usually call them like that, but he looked like a fish, he smelled like a fish and he bet like a fish. My big existential question is: Am I just being lucky that they show up with worse hands like that, or is it real and I need to put it all in because long term this means $$$? :f_confused:

      After all, why am I playing AKs in postion v. fish? Do I want to hit an ace or do I not want to hit an ace? :f_ugly:

      Thanks a lot :heart:

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Villain has has played 2 out of the 3 hands dealt since sat down. No more info.

      BTN: $10.17
      SB: $9.82
      BB: $7.21
      UTG: $8.15
      UTG+1: $10.74
      UTG+2: $11.75
      MP: $9.59
      MP+1: $10.74
      Hero (CO): $12.18

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has K:spade: A:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, SB raises to $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.20, BTN calls $0.20

      Flop: ($1.60, 3 players) A:club: 9:heart: 5:spade:
      SB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, fold

      Turn: ($4.60, 2 players) 3:club:
      SB bets $3.70, Hero raises to $10.18 and is all-in, SB calls $4.12 and is all-in

      River: ($20.24, 2 players) Q:heart:

      SB shows Q:spade: Q:club: (Three of a Kind, Queens) (Pre 54%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%)
      Hero mucks K:spade: A:spade: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 46%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%)
      SB wins $19.33
  • 5 replies
    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,400
      Y, marginally prefer just calling turn with intent to call any riv, just to keep his bluffs in (but shoving turn is also fine). Obv some of the time we're beat on the flop/turn but we're ahead often enough that im nvr folding this vs a recreational player. Overall, I like it. Nh.

      I think you might be overthinking it all a bit. You got the guy to stick in 40bb drawing to 2 outs. Indeed, even better, you got him to turn his hand into a bluff already on the flop. We can't ask for more than this. Don't let the unfortunate result of this hand cloud your judgement. You owned him, hard.
    • MisClick
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,186
      Thanks Tim :f_love:
    • JonikoP
      Joined: 15.05.2010 Posts: 600
      Well played. Nothing wrong with this hand at all.
    • MisClick
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,186
      Thanks Joniko :f_thumbsup:
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello MisClick,

      You shouldn't be scared of much on the turn, rather keep his weaker hands and maybe even bluffs in the play and just Call. If he has the Ace he is going to pay you anyways on the river and we don't need to protect our hand.

      Best Regards.