[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom - AKs 3-bet pot, possible second barrel?

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $0.79
      SB: $1.90
      Hero (BB): $6.09
      UTG: $8.01
      MP: $2.43
      CO: $3.31

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has A:spade: K:spade:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $0.06, fold, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.24, CO calls $0.18, SB calls $0.18

      Flop: ($0.72, 3 players) 4:heart: 8:diamond: 9:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.36, CO calls $0.36, SB calls $0.36

      Turn: ($1.80, 3 players) 2:spade:
      SB checks, Hero ?

      F: Think I'm still ahead of there ranges which are mostly overcards.

      Would Hero be right in thinking that all over pairs would raise this flop in order to protect there hand?

      T: Therefore, unless they are trapping him with 88 or 99 (most likely have weak holdings which could fold under pressure) he could profitably fire a second barrel with relatively high success?
  • 1 reply
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,850
      just check/fold it down.
      you are 3way, and their ranges actually will have a lot of pocket pairs which aren't going to give up on the flop. against overcards you are ahead anyway so just check it.

      as played, firing again is just spew. against two flop calls it's very likely that you aren't going to get both of them to fold the turn either.
      stack to pot ratios are also pretty bad. sb may also be already feeling pot commited, and while deeper effective stacks may increase your fold equity against cutoff, i wouldn't really expect a lot of nl2 players to understand that so your risk/reward is just terrible.

      pairs like jacks-9x aren't really super happy about raising the flop because they may isolate against better hands.