[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH - AKs: slowplay pre-flop

    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      45% steal bu
      68% fold vs 3bet (69% bu)
      5% 4bet range
      82% cbet flop
      50% fold cbet flop vs raise
      38% cbet turn
      45% wwsf
      3.4k hands

      BB: 24\23
      9% squeeze
      14k hands

      Hero 3bet 8%
      Hero raise cbet 18%

      CO: $29.66 (118.6 bb)
      BTN: $28.61 (114.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $34.54 (138.2 bb)
      BB: $9.90 (39.6 bb)
      MP: $26.07 (104.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K:heart: A:heart:
      2 folds, BTN raises to $0.50, Hero calls $0.40, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.25) 5:spade: 7:spade: A:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1, Hero raises to $3, BTN raises to $11.10, Hero

      I think im slowplaying pre-flop a bit too much. Was the case here?
      And on the flop when i raise i have to shove always when i raise my TP and overpair? I feel like i have to balance my raising range with some top pairs overpairs but i get a bit lost when they come over me on the flop.
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Lunitis,

      I don't think we should slowplay here versus a minraise from BTN. What was your reason for slowplaying in this spot?

      Since we underrepresented our hand I like our raise but I would rarely ever fold to his 3-bet (unless we have some reads).

      There's lots of hands like AsX, NFD, oesds, weaker FDs that can play this way and since we don't represent much villain can think a lot of his range is in good shape.

      As a side note, which may be important, do we have any history of postflop aggression?
    • Lunitis
      Joined: 22.02.2009 Posts: 20,136
      I was hoping for a squeeze from the big blid. But i agree it wasnt good, there is lots of valu to take from BU as he plays back often.
      I dont remember having any special history recently with him :rolleyes:
    • imfromsweden007
      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726
      The small value we gain when BB squeezes is not enough to make up for how much we lose by not 3betting in the first place. As played I guess we gotta get it in.