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[NL2-NL10] AKo NL4 SH - ok to fold pre here vs unknown?

    • muel294
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      BU seems a bit nitty but then again I only have 34 hands to go on so just treated villain as an unknown.

      I wasn't really concerned about UTG as he was an absolute drooler. Expected him to go broke with napkins really.

      Vs the BU however I just decided to make a small preflop 4b to keep it in line with any 4b bluffs I decide to make in future. For example if he starts 3b'ing me loads IP. In addition with him being an unknown I don't know whether he 3b's me as a bluff or goes broke with worse. I also go broke just because strategy content dictates that it is rarely a huge mistake to go broke p/f with QQ+ and AK.

      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $2.23 - LP fish
      Hero (CO): $5.71
      BTN: $4.04 12/12/-/3b10/40/34 hands
      SB: $6.15
      BB: $3.01

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has K:diamond: A:spade:

      UTG calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.20, BTN raises to $0.64, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.60, Hero raises to $2.26, BTN raises to $4.04 and is all-in, UTG calls $1.59 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.78

      Flop: ($10.37, 3 players) 6:club: 7:diamond: 8:club:

      Turn: ($10.37, 3 players) J:diamond:

      River: ($10.37, 3 players) 4:club:

      Hero shows K:diamond: A:spade: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 32%, Flop 14%, Turn 7%)
      BTN shows K:heart: K:club: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 63%, Flop 76%, Turn 88%)
      UTG mucks 6:diamond: K:spade: (One Pair, Sixes) (Pre 6%, Flop 11%, Turn 5%)
      BTN wins $3.44
      BTN wins $6.42
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello muel294,

      Just ship da money after UTG flat-call there like that or either plan to fold it. Whilst BTN has also the fish in the pot I assume his 3betting range being stronger so I am not really a huge fan of going broke whilst he seems to be also rather nitty to me.

      Best Regards.
    • muel294
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      Thanks veriz

      If I had more hands on the BU I might have folded to the 3b.

      Re: 4b shove. I am guessing the reason is by 4 betting small we don't have enough FE* preflop? I guess we don't really need to think about balancing too much here since we are generally only playing for value?

      Lets say BU stats are something like 23/18/3/5/15/100 hands and we are HU with no dead money from the fish would you prefer a small 4b instead?