[NL2-NL10] [NL2] AKo unopened #3

    • TobZero
      TobZero
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.01.2013 Posts: 68
      Villian 27hands
      62/4/0/1,3

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $2.35 (117.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.37 (68.5 bb)
      SB: $1.98 (99 bb)
      BB: $2.09 (104.5 bb)
      MP1: $2.32 (116 bb)
      MP2: $0.83 (41.5 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $2.03 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K A
      2 folds, Hero calls $0.02, CO folds, BTN calls $0.02, SB completes, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.08) Q 9 T (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.04, BTN calls $0.04, 2 folds

      Turn: ($0.16) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, BTN calls $0.14

      River: ($0.44) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.42, BTN raises to $0.84, Hero raises to $1.83 and is all-in, BTN calls $0.33 and is all-in

      Results:
      $2.78 pot ($0.10 rake)
      Final Board: Q 9 T 9 K
      BTN showed T J and won $2.68 ($1.31 net)
      Hero showed K A and won $0.00 (-$1.37 net)
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Why do we limp our AK here? It's an easy raise for value here.

      As played preflop, I would just check back on the flop here.
      Yes, we have a draw, but we don't draw to the nuts and we don't really have too much fold equity here.

      As played, I would check/fold the turn.

      Can you explain be why do we play like this on the river?
      I will just check/fold here since I can't really see any worse hands calling us here and when he raises I think it's more than an easy fold.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • TobZero
      TobZero
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.01.2013 Posts: 68
      I played that way on the river because the villian played before after the same pattern: check until he hit something, than bet.
      when he didnt bet on the flop but called me i assumed he had one heart on his hand. On the river i thought he had a king and another high card -> I had the Kh so i didnt put him on a flush. The worst case scenario i put him on was AhK so it would have been a split pot.
      Rethinking while writing i missed the possible that any J could have broght the same line of play and it could have been the Jh making it even more dangerous...

      i guess i played to "fancy" for my limit and should just have assumed that when a passive calling station bets the river that he has the nuts and fold my hand..
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hey,

      It's good to use your reads on the opponents, but it looks silly for me to believe that he will call on two streets with naked Kx and decide do go broke on the river when he hits TP.

      Also, keep in mind that K9-KQ beats you.

      Overall, just refrain yourself from making this "funky" plays on this limit - just play strong ABC poker.

      Best,
      Plamen