[NL2-NL10] NL4 SH, AKs against limp-raise

    • dienaszaglis
      dienaszaglis
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Holdem
      PartyPoker
      5 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG ($7.82) 196bb
      CO ($15.35) 384bb
      BTN ($1.73) 43bb
      HERO (SB) ($4.02) 101bb
      BB ($4.11) 103bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.06, 5 players) HERO is SB K:diamond: A:diamond:
      UTG calls $0.04, 2 folds, HERO raises to $0.20, 1 fold, UTG raises to $0.72, HERO?

      Villain: 27/16, AF: 1.3, SD: 44, 186h

      This probably was not the first time I isolated the villain. However, I don`t think he`s making a move. My only options are to shove or fold. I often expect such limp-raisers show up with QQ+, so I rather fold.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Shove is definitely not an option.

      Our options here are to call or fold. We are OOP and his 3bet size is really big so I think folding is fine. If he made it 40 or 50 cents I would probably call here.

      Thanks.
    • dienaszaglis
      dienaszaglis
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      Shove is an option, but a wrong one :P

      I agree, would also call smaller 3-bet.

      Does the same goes with QQ? Against QQ+, AK our equity still is not enough.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Nope, why would we want to shove when he is almost never folding?

      People 5bet shove AK preflop cos they may win 20BB when the opponent is 4betting as a bluff.

      In this case vs a limp/reraise from UTG, I would estimate his range to be a strong value range 80-90%+ of the time. So I don't see any point in shoving.

      QQ is similar to AK. I would play it cautiously.