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[NL2-NL10] nl10 AK in the blinds vs UTG

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $13.17 (131.7 bb)
      Hero (SB): $15.29 (152.9 bb)
      BB: $9.89 (98.9 bb)
      UTG: $13.47 (134.7 bb)
      MP: $10.69 (106.9 bb)
      CO: $11.92 (119.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K A
      UTG raises to $0.30, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1, BB folds, UTG calls $0.70

      Flop: ($2.10) Q J 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.10, UTG raises to $3.79, Hero folds

      $4.30 pot ($0.19 rake)
      Final Board: Q J 6
      Hero mucked K A and lost (-$2.10 net)
      UTG mucked and won $4.11 ($2.01 net)

      villain is 7/7 over 30 hands so pretty much unknown.

      my standard when OOP in this spot is just 3bet/fold with AK since i'm not doing well vs a 4bet from a UTG open. however i think i can get called IP by things like AJ/AQ maybe ATs along with 99-JJ and maybe even QQ which i have somewhat okay equity against.

      on this flop i hate cbetting since his AQ, AJ, JJ and QQ have smashed the board and so i don't think i have much FE. also, i don't even think i'll get to see a turn much because he will be raising most of the time. would you just give up postflop and not bother cbetting?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Prelfop 3betting is fine and considering that you are deep I'd make it $1.1-$1.2.

      This is one of the worse flops to cbet so just check/fold here.
      I doubt we have enough FE here to justify a bet and even if we hit A or K we are not sure that we have the best hand.