[NL2-NL10] AK vs maniac flop-plan (+as played in spoiler)

    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2021393
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      UTG: $10.00 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 10, 3B: 9, AF: 0,0, Hands: 60
      MP: $2.77 - VPIP: 48, PFR: 12, 3B: 3, AF: 1,1, Hands: 225
      Hero (CO): $10.56 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 59528
      BTN: $11.14 - VPIP: 34, PFR: 34, 3B: 50, AF: 7,0, Hands: 73 WTS:31, coldcall:0
      SB: $9.35 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 50
      BB: $16.58 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 24, 3B: 19, AF: 0,0, Hands: 50

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with A :heart: K :heart:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BTN raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2, BTN calls $1.25

      Flop: ($4.15) A :club: 8 :heart: 6 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero ? The SPR is 2, so it's very-very easy to get AI. I think I should just let the maniac bet-bet-bet.
      Pros:- He's going to bet everything he'd call our CBet, +he bluffs a lot.
      -if we both have something, we go AI anyways. So it's better to let him do the betting.

      checks, BTN bets $1.60, Hero calls $1.60

      Turn: ($7.35) 2 :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.85, Hero calls $2.85

      River: ($13.05) 6 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $4.69, Hero calls $4.11 all in

  • 5 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Do you make it 2.5bb from CO by default or there is any particular reason?
      When he 3bets I think 4bettig is fine and your sizing is ok.

      I actually don't mind your plan to check the flop and let him bluff.
      I like your thoughts and another con of checking is that we underrepresent our hand strength and it would be easier to take more value from his JJ/TT or so on the later streets.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Imimba1
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    • mbml
      mbml
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      Hey i noticed u have been posting these blank posts.

      Are they supposed to mean somrthing? U want more opinions?

      I would just bet 1.3 on flop as standard but if u have strong reads that he will just spazz out then just check anf induce. An alternative line is to bet even smaller like 90 centd to induce super light floats or raises.

      By checking this flop, we are basically telling any decent hand reader that we have something (be it AA or weak AX or KK QQ). While i guess u could argue that we are being deceptive here, i think a decent player will proceed with much caution after u check this board. Thus i have a slight preference for betting super small to represent more air in our range.

      Of cos if this guy is just some random donkey then checking id the best way to rep weakness.
    • Imimba1
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    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Originally posted by mbml
      By checking this flop, we are basically telling any decent hand reader that we have something (be it AA or weak AX or KK QQ). While i guess u could argue that we are being deceptive here, i think a decent player will proceed with much caution after u check this board. Thus i have a slight preference for betting super small to represent more air in our range.
      .
      nice