[NL2-NL10] NL10 AKo

    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      SB stats 50/8 AF:3,3 WTSD:29 W$SD:57 fold to 3bet:33 after 48 hands.
      MP3 is a fish.
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):
      $14.72
      MP2:
      $2.41
      MP3:
      $1.87
      CO:
      $11.22
      BU:
      $4.72
      SB:
      $15.63
      BB:
      $17.19
      UTG1:
      $3.20
      UTG2:
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, K.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.87(All-In), 2 folds, SB calls $1.82, BB folds, Hero ???
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey TheWinnerTakesItAll,

      Calling in position works. You are deep, so the large pf raise doesn't matter so much. Also one cool thing is that your opponent is not going to bluff very often postflop because there is a dry side-pot. It basically means if he bluffs you out of the pot he still has to see a showdown vs MP3 and so gains nothing.

      This is my preferred option, however both the other 2 options are legitimate and can be considered.

      1) Fold. Save yourself the variance. No shame in this despite possibly not being the option with the highest EV. There will be better spots to get your money in where chance plays a lower role. Getting in 150bb stacks with AK often may not be profitable at these stakes.

      2) Shove allin. SB seems to be calling a lot preflop. There is a decent chance he will fold giving you additional dead money in your all-in with MP3.