[NL20-NL50] NL50 BSS AKo vs UTG raise

    • alland
      alland
      Global
      Joined: 24.11.2007 Posts: 174
      Platform: IPoker - formated by LittleTitanHelper
      Gamecode: 1064962318 - 2008-07-10 13:25:03
      $0.25 SB / $0.50 BB - 9 handed

      Seat 1: CO ($65.45)
      Seat 2: [color=#0000ff]Hero[/color]($49.15)(DEALER)
      Seat 3: SB ($61.35)
      Seat 5: BB ($8.25)
      Seat 6: UTG2 ($47.20)
      Seat 7: UTG3 ($50.65)
      Seat 8: MP ($52.25)
      Seat 9: MP2 ($49.25)
      Seat 10: MP3 ($49.05)

      Dealt to Hero: K:diamond: A:spade:

      Preflop:
      SB posts SB, BB posts BB
      [color=#7d7d7d]UTG2 folds[/color], UTG3 raises to $2, [color=#7d7d7d]4 folds[/color], Hero calls $2, [color=#7d7d7d]2 folds[/color]

      Flop(Pot: $4.75):
      6:spade: 7:spade: 10:spade:
      UTG3 bets $3, Hero calls $3

      Turn(Pot: $10.75):
      6:spade: 7:spade: 10:spade: ,2:diamond:
      UTG3 bets $10.75, [color=#0000ff]Hero[/color] folds

      Total Pot: $21.50

      I think this hand should have been raised PF, but what do you think about the call on the flop. should I have raised instead?
  • 4 replies
    • cindy1985
      cindy1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.11.2007 Posts: 358
      IMO You should always 3Bet AK, even against UTG raisers. Then, if you know he is really tight from UTG (88+), you still have more than 50% equity on the flop. If you include AQs you have 55% equity and so on. I think you should raise big and try to get allin.
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      Hi Alland,
      AK is a clear 3-bet, especially in position vs a UTG+2 raise. As played, calling with odds is fine, since there isn't really enough dead money in the pot to justify an all-in.

      Regards,
      Craig
    • alland
      alland
      Global
      Joined: 24.11.2007 Posts: 174
      thanks for evaluating. what about raising the flop since I have alot of outs? would that be wrong?
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      you're welcome. You could raise as well, but by just calling (since you have good odds) you're playing a smaller pot - if you raise and he calls, you can't be sure your A or K outs are good, so effectively you're just playing for the flush outs