[NL20-NL50] AK suited OOP

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, CO raises to $1.00, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.75, MP3 calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($3.1) 9, J, 6 (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks, CO bets $2.00, Hero raises to $6.00, MP3 folds, CO raises to $21.00, Hero raises to $24.21, CO calls $3.21.

      Turn: ($51.52) 2 (2 players)

      River: ($51.52) A (2 players)

      Final Pot: $51.52.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, ace high(A K).
      CO shows three of a kind, jacks(J J).

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high(A K).

      his stats in 144 hands  vpip21 pfr15 af2,8 wtsd28 w$sd40 3BET5,3
      fold to 3BET 0  call to 3 BET 50 4BET50             

      maybe I should go reraise preflop but his 4 bet % is so high and didnt want to go all in so I just called.
      I think my play of the flop is bad,how should it be played?

      raise to his CB and if get all in,fold? or call and if I hit flush,I donk ?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Your sample is low. But if his 4bet is high, then 3betting AK is probably a good play cos he might stack off with a wide range and also 4bet bluff a lot.

      On the Flop, I don't really like a check/raise with your hand here. It's too weak to check/raise and play for stacks, and it would be a huge pity if you checkraised this hand and had to fold to a reraise on the Flop. I prefer calling, not only do you get to keep worse draws in the hand, but playability is also fairly easy. Just call Flop and Turn, then maybe call or fold if you hit Ace or King. If he bluffs flop and/or turn with some draw, your AK high has showdown value anyway.