[NL2-NL10] NL5 - CO with AA

    • ThatGuyMatt
      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,765
      I had a strong feeling that Villian had AK/KQ but just didn't know what action to take on the turn, If I put Villain on this range then I only need him to have AK 50% of the time, but would he really call this? I was unsure what to do here, I wanted to check/fold but I just couldn't ;(

      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $2.88 (57.6 bb)
      SB: $12.55 (251 bb)
      BB: $7.87 (157.4 bb)
      UTG: $5.39 (107.8 bb)
      MP: $11.44 (228.8 bb)
      Hero (CO): $5.13 (102.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A A
      UTG raises to $0.17, MP calls $0.17, Hero raises to $0.65, 3 folds, UTG calls $0.48, MP folds

      Flop: ($1.54) K 3 4 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.15, UTG calls $1.15

      Turn: ($3.84) Q (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $3.33 and is all-in, UTG calls $3.33

      River: ($10.50) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $10.50 pot ($0.44 rake)
      Final Board: K 3 4 Q 8
      UTG showed K Q and won $10.06 ($4.93 net)
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$5.13 net)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Matt,

      Preflop: Looks fine

      Postflop: given how dry the flop is I would actually prefer to cbet 1/2 pot and go for 3 streets of value. This way we maximize value from underpairs which will find it hard to call on the turn (especially a turn like this).

      It's possible that UTG has AK but AK only has 6 combos (since we block 2 aces). KQ is also possible but I would say that you are mostly looking at the suited version of KQ which is just two combos. This is assuming villain isn't fishy.

      However I think that unless you have a station that big bet on the turn isolates us versus AK and KQ that would get the money in anyway. So I would rather go for a smaller bet or even check back to increase the range that we can potentially get paid by.