[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 AKo vs donkey 210bb deep

    • DarkAwi
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 3,284
      Party, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      MP: $60.07 (240.3 bb)
      Hero (CO): $53.29 (213.2 bb)
      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      BB: $28.84 (115.4 bb)
      UTG: $7.40 (29.6 bb)
      SB: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A K
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.85, Hero calls $0.85, BTN folds, SB raises to $3.50, BB folds, MP calls $2.65, Hero calls $2.65

      Flop: ($10.75) A 2 7 (3 players)
      SB bets $4.25, MP calls $4.25, Hero calls $4.25

      Turn: ($23.50) 8 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP checks, Hero bets $11.25, SB folds, MP raises to $52.32 and is all-in, Hero calls $34.29 and is all-in

      River: ($114.58) 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      MP 65/37, foldto3b:27, foldtocb:27, afq:53, wtsd:23, h:170 (history: a couple hand before I 3bet him IP with JJ, he called with K4o, donk pot on KJx, and donk/called turn)

      SB 21/18, squeeze:10, foldto4b:5/6, cbet(3betpot):67, afq:37, wtsd:27, h:1,8k

      How would you play this hand? I didn't want to 3bet the fish, because he won't fold, and he doesn't fold to cbet either, but when he hits, he donks his stack in, so I thought I have very good implied odds against him if I hit.
      What about after got squeezed? If I 4bet, the reg usually folds, or shoves and we flip (which is good, because of the dead money), but I tought it's still better if I just flat, and hope I hit, and I can stack the fish.
      Flop is standard I think, turn ?
      Thanks :)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: Why would we want the fish to fold? Easy 3bet for value. We want him to call, with a ton of worse hands that we crush like AQ KQ KJ AJ AT etc.

      "If he hits, he donks"
      Doesn't that make it really easy to play vs him? When he donks the Flop, we just fold immediately.

      "He doesn't fold to cbet"
      You can always just check the Flop and try to get to showdown with AK high and bluff catch his turn and river bets.

      SB Squeezes. I think he can easily be doing this light, with AQ/KQ/AJ. There is just so much value to be had from the huge Fish. And the fish overcalls. I doubt he is strong here. Easy spot to just backraise to 10$ and get it in vs SB.

      Turn I would just bet and bet the River. Vs the check/raise 200bb deep, I think it might be overplay vs the fish. It just looks like such a strong line, maybe he has a set or two pair here. You can probably bet/fold here.