[NL20-NL50] NL25sh-AK preflop spot

    • urmo1
      urmo1
      Black
      Joined: 02.03.2008 Posts: 718
      Hello
      This is standard preflop flat call on SB to keep fish on pot?
      But if im squeezing then - squeeze/fold?
      CO 4b range vs 2 players is stronger imo.
      CO-20/15/835h/fold to resteal 50/co steal 24/4b range 4.5(19)
      BTN-46/16/678h
      BB-24/20/111h/squeeze 8.3

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $25 (100 bb)
      BTN: $25.09 (100.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $28.07 (112.3 bb)
      BB: $59.17 (236.7 bb)
      UTG: $36.41 (145.6 bb)
      MP: $25 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
      2 folds, CO raises to $1, BTN calls $1, Hero raises to $4, BB folds, CO raises to $9, BTN folds, Hero raises to $28.07 and is all-in, CO calls $16 and is all-in

      Flop: ($51.25) 3 4 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      Turn: ($51.25) 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($51.25) 6 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi urmo1.

      "Call to keep fish in the pot"

      Squeezing helps you to kick out the reg and isolate the fish. Now, if BB was a fish, then squeezing may kick the fish out of the pot. That's completely different (not that I would flat AK here to let a BB fish come into the hand).

      Remember that AK plays very poorly in multiway situations so I would almost always squeeze.

      When a fish is already in the hand, you should try to understand fish mentality. They often find themselves pot-committed and make overly loose calls. When they invested some X BBs, they will want to call again cos they don't want to burn the money invested so far. Or if they posted the blinds, they tend to defend too many hands.

      As played, it's really standard to ship AK here. You should be squeezing AQ/KQ/AJ/AT/KJ here all the time. With such a wide squeezing range, your opponent should also be mixing in some 4bet bluffs in his range, so you can definitely stack off AK profitably here, since you can expect to have some preflop fold equity with your 5bet.

      Thanks.