[NL2-NL10] NL4 AKs

    • bogstratos
      bogstratos
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      Joined: 22.05.2012 Posts: 161
      Prima, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      UTG: $4 (100 bb)
      MP: $6.43 (160.8 bb)
      CO: $1.33 (33.3 bb) 35/0/0/2.0 VPIP/PFR/3BET/AGG 27 hands
      BTN: $5.77 (144.3 bb)
      SB: $4.84 (121 bb)
      Hero (BB): $4.06 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K A
      2 folds, CO calls $0.04, BTN folds, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.18, CO calls $0.14, SB folds

      Flop: ($0.40) Q 2 K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, CO raises to $0.48, Hero raises to $3.88, CO calls $0.67 and is all-in

      Turn: ($2.70) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($2.70) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $2.70 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: Q 2 K Q 6
      CO showed Q K and won $2.60 ($1.27 net)
      Hero showed K A and lost (-$1.33 net)


      Preflop: I isolate w AKs.
      Flop: I cbet rather small, but considering his stack I think it's all right. I get minraised and imo I have to either fold or shove, since he has so little left behind. I couldn't really talk myself into folding, thinking he could be doing this with some draws and worse Kx, but since he's so passive, does he really do this without 2pair+?
  • 5 replies
    • cheekopeh
      cheekopeh
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      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Hi,

      I think you played the hand well. I would also play exactly the same way. And bet to get the money in by the Turn or River.

      Like you said, he very often will also have worse Kx and even Qx. Although his minraise looks strong, I don't think I'm ever folding w his stack size.
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      I'd raise this to 0.28 pre-flop, you are OOP and there's 2 limpers. The common rule should be 4bb+1bb for every limper+1bb for being OOP.

      Not much to do on flop, against that stack-size I'd go broke. If he had 100bb stack, I could consider being a bit more conservative and only call or even fold on flop. Fish usually don't raise just top-pair.
    • bogstratos
      bogstratos
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      Joined: 22.05.2012 Posts: 161
      I'd raise this to 0.28 pre-flop, you are OOP and there's 2 limpers. The common rule should be 4bb+1bb for every limper+1bb for being OOP.
      I agree I should have bet bigger, but like 0,24 at most imo. You calculate 4BB as a standard raise but you also add 1bb for being OOP? My standard raise is 3x + 1BB cause OOP + 1BB per limper so it should be like 0,12+0,04+0,08 which is 0,24 :D !
      Thanks for your input!
    • CPallo
      CPallo
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      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      If you play loose it's fine to balance to 3bb (I do it, too) :p
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Against such a short stack we can't really bet/fold the flop. I'd bet larger though since most hands that would continue would call bigger, plus we want to have less than a pot size or overbet for the turn so we can get the money AI there. With your smaller bet you still have more than a PSB on the turn.

      He can have worse Kx and even Qx and draws (JT and AT).