[NL2-NL10] Aks, standard?

    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      MP: $10.21 - VPIP: 39, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 1,7, Hands: 332
      Hero (CO): $10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 80014
      BTN: $9.85 - VPIP: 27, PFR: 23, 3B: 12, AF: 3,3, Hands: 128
      SB: $10.57 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 50, Hands: 8
      BB: $11.24 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 1,5, Hands: 21
      UTG: $7.98 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 24, 3B: 14, AF: 2,0, Hands: 80

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with A :spade: K :spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 1 fold, SB raises to $1, 1 fold, Hero raises to $2.50
  • 6 replies
    • kymupa
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      Hello,

      Yeah, definitely pretty standard 4bet/call here. Is there anything that concerns you here? Perhaps some other line?

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Imimba1
      Imimba1
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      Originally posted by kymupa
      Hello,

      Yeah, definitely pretty standard 4bet/call here. Is there anything that concerns you here? Perhaps some other line?

      Best,
      Plamen
      Calling, and playing IP. BUT, thinking about it:
      If flop is Axx, Kxx, it's going to be extremely hard to stack him if he doesnt have TP.
      +
      If we could stack him there (KQ, AQ,), then we should just 4b here, getting more money.

      +We we are collecting dead money, which is nice

      AK just seems problematic in a 3b pot for me. I mean, it's hard to get paid off by worse if we hit, and if we dont hit, we look weak.
    • w34z3l
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      Flatting here IP is definitely a legitimate option especially if you think your opponent may be polarised and 3betting stuff like A5s or Q9s.

      You don't necessarily need to hit top pair and stack your opponent. Assuming you call with AK expecting your opponent to occasionally be bluffing, you should be floating pretty much all flops. Often you can fold safely to a turn bet unimproved, and when checked to you can bet for protection, or you can think about checking down on boards where protection is not so important.

      4betting preflop is ok - it's actually the easy option though. You should be able to generate a bigger edge over your opponents flatting here at these limits.
    • Imimba1
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      Originally posted by w34z3l
      Flatting here IP is definitely a legitimate option especially if you think your opponent may be polarised and 3betting stuff like A5s or Q9s.

      You don't necessarily need to hit top pair and stack your opponent. Assuming you call with AK expecting your opponent to occasionally be bluffing, you should be floating pretty much all flops. Often you can fold safely to a turn bet unimproved, and when checked to you can bet for protection, or you can think about checking down on boards where protection is not so important.

      4betting preflop is ok - it's actually the easy option though. You should be able to generate a bigger edge over your opponents flatting here at these limits.
      +1
    • Imimba1
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      +1
    • Imimba1
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      +1