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[NL2-NL10] NL4 - AKo vs 2 short stacks

    • pyropove
      Joined: 09.07.2011 Posts: 36
      PKR, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG+1: $3.14 (78.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $4 (100 bb)
      MP1: $1.32 (33 bb)
      MP2: $6.04 (151 bb)
      MP3: $3.68 (92 bb)
      CO: $1.39 (34.8 bb)
      BTN: $4.08 (102 bb)
      SB: $1.76 (44 bb)
      BB: $1.40 (35 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with A K
      CO posts BB OOP, UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, MP1 calls $0.18, 5 folds, BB calls $0.14

      Flop: ($0.62) A 8 7 (3 players)
      BB bets $0.60, Hero raises to $2.40, MP1 calls $1.14, BB calls $0.62 and is all-in

      Turn: ($4.20) 6 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($4.20) 3 (3 players, 1 is all-in)

      $4.20 pot ($0.42 rake)
      Final Board: A 8 7 6 3
      Hero showed A K and won $0.16 (-$1.24 net)
      MP1 showed 7 7 and won $3.62 ($2.30 net)
      BB showed A J and lost (-$1.40 net)

      No idea how to deal with that donk lead. I didn't feel as if I could just fold to him, and just calling is even worse. All I thought I could do was raise and commit to both players' stacks.
  • 2 replies
    • Jan217
      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 626
      Yep you played it abs fine. It's super unlikely he would donk so big if he actually did flop a set or two pair, it looks much more like he has a difficult hand and just opts to pot it cause he doesn't know what else to do. Vs his range of draws and 1 pair hands you absolutely want to get it in now because he will never fold Ax after potting and you want to get max value vs the draws.

      Its very unlikely the guy behind you happens to have flopped a set, sometimes he does but that's just poker.
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,015
      very standard vs their stack sizes. nice hand :f_biggrin:

      if BB had a full stack i would probably be more inclined to just call in position and reevaluate the turn since his big bet makes him pretty polarized.