[NL2-NL10] [NL2 SH] Flatting AK

    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars $2.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2054989
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      Hero (BB): $2.20 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 20, 3B: 8, AF: 4.2, Hands: 15243
      UTG: $2.46 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 25, 3B: 13, AF: 1.9, Hands: 214
      MP: $3.46 - VPIP: 80, PFR: 20, 3B: 10, AF: 1.3, Hands: 20
      CO: $0.71 - VPIP: 51, PFR: 29, 3B: 7, AF: 5.0, Hands: 41
      BTN: $3.05 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 4, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 89
      SB: $2.00 - VPIP: 16, PFR: 13, 3B: 4, AF: 1.6, Hands: 151

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero is BB with K :club: A :heart:
      1 fold, MP calls $0.02, CO raises to $0.12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.10, MP calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.37) Q :heart: Q :club: 8 :spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.06, CO calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06

      Turn: ($0.55) 4 :club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks, CO bets $0.20, Hero folds, MP folds

      Preflop: CO is so short that I don't know even with what 3bet size should I approach him. I would just shove, but freaken open-limp from MP makes me feel uneasy about a big 3bet. So I decide to flat.

      Flop: I think I can call one small bet like this one looking for an A or a K

      The main struggle was preflop though :)

      Cheers
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: Flat is the worst option given the scenario. We can make a small 3-bet here to about $0.36 and MP can still come along if he likes his hand.

      If CO is the only one coming along we have 1/2 PSB left so we can get it in on any flop.

      I prefer folding or raising on that flop but given the fact that both are in and CO is short I'd just fold. We do have about 12% equity for the turn but we could also be drawing dead to a Qx hand (CO could easily slowplay one, and MP can still have many).
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Yeah, I see about preflop.

      Why do we raise the flop though? We will turn our hand into a bluff against two opponents, whereas we get enough pot odds for a call, given that we aren't drawing dead, as you said.

      Given only 2 Q in the deck, and MP's min bet, I don't think we are often enough against a Q to fold it here or turn into a bluff :f_rolleyes:
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Th334
      Yeah, I see about preflop.

      Why do we raise the flop though? We will turn our hand into a bluff against two opponents, whereas we get enough pot odds for a call, given that we aren't drawing dead, as you said.

      Given only 2 Q in the deck, and MP's min bet, I don't think we are often enough against a Q to fold it here or turn into a bluff :f_rolleyes:
      I didn't mean that we should raise the flop as a bluff but that I'd rather raise than call.

      My default here is to fold because these small bets are either a slowplayed Qx or a small pair and we still have 2 streets to play. We have some equity but it's not that great. With a backdoor flush at least we can justify a call more often.