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[NL20-NL50] AK 3bet, against push preflop

    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
      Platinum
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      PartyGaming - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 196.52 BB
      SB: 134.28 BB
      BB: 104.64 BB
      UTG: 105.4 BB
      MP: 37.2 BB
      CO: 53.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:spade: A:heart:

      UTG raises to 4 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, UTG raises to 105.4 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 93.4 BB

      Flop: (212.2 BB, 2 players) 5:heart: T:spade: 9:heart:

      Turn: (212.2 BB, 2 players) 9:spade:

      River: (212.2 BB, 2 players) K:club:

      Hero shows K:spade: A:heart: (Two Pair, Kings and Nines) (Pre 44%, Flop 26%, Turn 14%)
      UTG mucks Q:heart: Q:spade: (Two Pair, Queens and Nines) (Pre 56%, Flop 74%, Turn 86%)
      Hero wins 201.6 BB


      140 hands, VPiP 11, PFR 7, 3bet 0, 4bet 0/3.

      I am not sure what to do with AK when he pushes? I dont know his range.
      I need to pay 22$ to win 28$, which is maybe ok against QQ, but against AA, Kk, I am crushed. Is it ok too weak fold preflop? I rarely win with AK preflop all in.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      Preflop: this is a fold.

      We need to put in 93.4 BB to win 212.2 (before rake) so we need to be good 44% of the time. If you count the rake you need to be good 46.5% of the time.

      Even in the best case scenario of facing a range like JJ+,AKs,AKo we have only 39.78%. Dump in there AQs and we only jump to 42%.

      So given his play it's an easy fold.

      Now back to our initial 3-bet, I would just call here versus someone like him and maybe SB/BB will squeeze.