[NL2-NL10] NL5 Speed AK 2pair

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      ***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (IPoker)
      $5.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Thursday, December 13, 09:37:46 ET 2012
      Table Speed Holdem 1 (Real Money)
      Seat 8 is the button
      Seat 1: Hero ( $5.63 USD ) - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 3, AF: 3.1, Hands: 5955
      Seat 3: Player3 ( $0.93 USD ) - VPIP: 10, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 39
      Seat 5: Player5 ( $3.68 USD ) - VPIP: 26, PFR: 26, 3B: 18, AF: 4.0, Hands: 42
      Seat 6: Player6 ( $0.80 USD ) - VPIP: 31, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 16
      Seat 8: Player8 ( $5.85 USD ) - VPIP: 24, PFR: 19, 3B: 4, AF: 3.0, Hands: 67
      Seat 10: Player10 ( $8.42 USD ) - VPIP: 25, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 4

      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $5.63 (112.6 bb)
      UTG: $0.93 (18.6 bb)
      MP: $3.68 (73.6 bb)
      CO: $0.80 (16 bb)
      BTN: $5.85 (117 bb)
      SB: $8.42 (168.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A K
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.15, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) 8 K A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.24, Hero raises to $0.80, BTN calls $0.56

      Turn: ($1.92) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.44, Hero folds

      $1.92 pot ($0.09 rake)
      Final Board: 8 K A J
      Hero mucked A K and lost (-$0.95 net)
      BTN mucked and won $1.83 ($0.88 net)

      PF: Villain is aggro and I decided I didn't want to play a 3-bet pot OOP so I just called.

      Flop: I play X/R w my Top2.

      Turn: Not a very good card, I tanked and checked which I guess was a huge mistake on my part. In the end, because of IPoker's software again, I time out in 10s and auto-folded. I leaning towards a call as Villain is so aggro and can have any Ax, or AJs and just see my X as weakness.

      As played, I think I should have played b/fold instead? On River, if no 4th :club: and no J comes, can I shove because there are still worse hands he will call like worse 2 pairs?
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      So if we don't 3bet AK in this spot what are we 3betting here? KK+ only?
      I think we have an easy 3bet here.

      On the flop, having top two pair check/raising is fine.
      Also this is a really good board, since he'd expect us to 3bet KK+, AK and we can hardly represent anything.

      On the turn I prefer betting and I'd fold against a raise.
      When you check, I think you can call and call on the river too.

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Hi Coach,

      I don't know. ?( I used to 3-bet w AK against LP Raisers.

      I posted a similar hand before but I was in BB. BTN OR 3x, Sb flats and I 3-bet w AKs. Coach Bogdan disagreed and said if we are 3-betting for value, we need to think what we're gonna do when we get 4-bet. Because if we're gonna fold, then we're turning our hand into a bluff.

      I have also been thinking about what he said and it's confusing. I agree w him to an extent, I also agree that we can 3-bet for value vs OPP who call 3-bets lightly but have low 4-bet. I posted this on my Beginners' Course thread.

      Soo as I thought about what Coach Bogdan said, I actually only 3-bet for value w QQ+ and sometimes AQ+ against super loose Open Raisers. The rest of my 3-bets are for bluffs like suited Ax, broadways and mid suited connectors.

      I hope you can check out my question to Coach Bogdan and add in your input if you have the time because I'm confused about 3-betting and need some help. It's kinda long though. Appreciate your evaluations so far, thank you!

      cheekopeh --> beginners' course thread