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[NL20-NL50] AKs against nit

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $108.01 (216 bb)
      BTN: $13.96 (27.9 bb)
      BB: $51.55 (103.1 bb)
      SB: $83.32 (166.6 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      MP folds, Hero raises to $1.25, BTN folds, SB raises to $5.50, BB folds, Hero raises to $12.50, SB raises to $83.32 and is all-in, Hero calls $37.50 and is all-in

      Flop: ($100.50) 2 7 T (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($100.50) Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($100.50) 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $100.50 pot ($3 rake)
      Final Board: 2 7 T Q 6
      SB showed A A and won $97.50 ($47.50 net)
      Hero showed A K and lost (-$50 net)

      21/17/868 3b SB 11

      call his 3bet or shove?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I think 4bet/calling is the standard and optimal play in these positions, but flatting AKs some % of the time could be fine to strengthen your calling range in some spots.

      Personally i 4bet bluff a lot so I almost always 4bet AK for value. You want to think about your own image as well as the dynamic between both of you before thinking of whether to 4bet or call.