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[NL2-NL10] [NL10 SH] The AK problem

    • Darkyd10
      Darkyd10
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.04.2010 Posts: 1,329
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $4 (40 bb)
      SB: $14.19 (141.9 bb)
      BB: $10.59 (105.9 bb)
      UTG: $8.19 (81.9 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (CO): $16.15 (161.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K A
      UTG raises to $0.20, MP folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 3 folds, UTG raises to $1.20, Hero raises to $2.50, UTG raises to $8.19 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.69

      Flop: ($16.53) 9 T 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($16.53) 5 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($16.53) A (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $16.53 pot ($0.74 rake)
      Final Board: 9 T 8 5 A
      UTG showed K K and lost (-$8.19 net)
      Hero showed K A and won $15.79 ($7.60 net)
  • 7 replies
    • Darkyd10
      Darkyd10
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.04.2010 Posts: 1,329
      oponent is a big fish

      but as far as my experience goes minraise/min4bets from big fish is usually AA or KK

      im asking u guys how to react with AK in those situations where their range is QQ+ AK, becuz pre vs that we only got 38.8% equity

      strategy says yh push ai but shud we be doing that when the 4bet range is only that? and we clear losers?
    • muumionu
      muumionu
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.07.2012 Posts: 816
      How do you know that his 4bet range is only AK and QQ+? Fish might think that AJ is nuts and would do it the same way, against fish id 5bet to 3-3.50$, well played though
    • jules97
      jules97
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.06.2012 Posts: 1,449
      what's witht he min 5 bet? trying to induce a shove?
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      Fish are NOT making 4 or 5-bets with AJ. They want to see the flop and play for stacks, if they hit their A (or J). Remember that.

      Even on NL10, usually 4-bet is KK+, depends a little on your opponent.
    • bmfbpi
      bmfbpi
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.09.2008 Posts: 590
      his min 4bet in this situation is the nuts.
      after he min 4bet, you 5bet and he shoves, he's got QQ+ here almost always.

      fold
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      small 4-bet is always suspicious, so you can consider raise/folding AK (especially consider he raised UTG), if he has 4-bet you before then I would prefer just shoving or calling to see flop and then folding to big bet postflop.

      best regards,
    • Thorek
      Thorek
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.12.2007 Posts: 59,937
      U shouldn't stack off with AK vs unk