[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR AKo

    • JohnDoe1313
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,195
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $4.61 (46.1 bb)
      MP3: $11.43 (114.3 bb)
      UTG+2: $3.24 (32.4 bb)
      MP2: $13.94 (139.4 bb)
      SB: $4.44 (44.4 bb) - VPIP: 18, PFR: 8, 3B: 7, AF: 2.0, Hands: 51
      MP1: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $10.71 (107.1 bb)
      BB: $4 (40 bb)

      Stats on MP1

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K A
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($1) J 4 Q (3 players)
      SB bets $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.80, 2 folds

      $1.30 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: J 4 Q
      Hero mucked K A and won $1.24 ($0.84 net)
      SB mucked and lost (-$0.40 net)
      MP1 mucked and lost (-$0.40 net)

      I decided to flat pre as MP1 folds a lot vs 3bet. But the problem is I rarely coldcall (AK or QQ only vs nits), because I'm not sure how to play postflop then. Should I be worried about getting exploited?

      As played I'm playing vs SB only, because MP would raise if he had anything. Is raising here ok, as noone is showing much strength? Thanks
  • 2 replies
    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      The typical NL10 player does not call 3-bets. He either 4-bets or folds. Against this type of player, my rule is to not 3-bet when I'm not willing to go broke. However, that is as a BSS player, not MSS.

      Considering these positions, I would expect opponent to go broke with at least QQ+/AK, in which case we need around 40% equity after our 3-bet to go broke.

      With your stack, you definitely get that. Even if he always has QQ+/AK we could play break-even. That doesn't account for all the times he will fold and we will win 4.5BB for free.

      If his raise was from a position any earlier than you, I like to sometimes flat, with the intentions of stacking of against a squeeze and playing against weaker Ax hands post-flop. In that case, I would play it exactly the way you did.

      I think this case is a close decision between those two options.
    • ctstc
      Joined: 09.11.2009 Posts: 6,280
      Stats of BB would be interesting, to know what type of player can act.
      If one player is very aggressive and squeezes a lot, a call can be very good, so you can ship if he 3bets.

      I would call here, if he cbets very much flops (>70%). Here I prefer the raise. In many cases you will get directly the DM, and in the other cases you should have enough equity to call his push.