[NL20-NL50] NL20 AK vs unknown BU

    • Letsdothisish
      Joined: 01.02.2009 Posts: 995
      Known Players:
      MP2: €9,00 - 45 bb
      MP3: €20,00 - 100 bb
      CO: €21,13 - 106 bb
      BU: €19,70 - 99 bb
      SB: €25,19 - 126 bb
      BB: €44,26 - 221 bb

      0,10/0,20 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder voor deze hand:PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.0.51227.1

      Preflop: Hero is SB met A:club: , K:heart:
      Hero posts small blind (€0,10), BB posts big blind (€0,20), 3 folds, BU raises to €0,80, Hero calls, BB folds

      Flop: (€1,80 - 9 bb) A:spade: , T:club: , 9:club: (2 Spelers)
      Hero checks, BU bets €1,40, Hero calls

      Turn: (€4,60 - 23 bb) J:heart: (2 Spelers)
      Hero checks, BU bets €3,45, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled back (€3,45)


      BU is unknown, 2nd hand he plays. He seems like a reg with his betsizing, although almost no reg makes it 4BB on the BU.

      I decide to just call because of his big sizing. Should I have 3betted? Anyway I think I'm keeping his other Aces dominated this way.

      On the flop I just call since he can't have many flush draws, since I hold the Ace. Maybe a small raise is possible against AQ/AJ?

      As played, should I have called turn? AQ/QQ would maybe still bet there, but there are also a lot of hands that got me beat (AJ/AT/KQ/JJ/TT etc.)

      How would you play this? Thanks.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Preflop is just a solid 3bet imo. Bigger sizing = more money to win pre with AK and him less likely to call. Works great for AKo OOP.

      As played, I think you can't really have a clear decision on the turn. He can have JT, 78, T9, AJ, AT, KQ for value that beats you, sets ofc.. you beat some Jx with a flushdraw (that doesn't always bet and not always this sizing when it bets). J also improves your range you call flop with so folding there given odds and bad river playablity it's a good fold imo. You also block quite a few hands he can bet like this: AcXc.