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[NL20-NL50] [SH]NL25 AKo

    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Hi, SB reg, 19/15/3.8/5.8/28/1khands

      3b vs BU open 10.5%
      3b from SB 8.5%
      Agg% by street 48/44/33

      Should probably just 4b/call pre, but I havn't had much recent history with villain, so I think hes folding a lot.

      As played, Fold river?
      KQ gets there, & he can have flushes other than that.

      But he seems fairly aggro postflop & can barrel turned FD. Also I think I'm close to the top of my range here.

      On a side note, since I'm calling AK here vs the 3b, what do you think of raising the flop cbet since I rep more air & FD's?
      Maybe a reg stacks off there with worse?

      Or should I just avoid raising cbets vs regs with a depolarized range?

      SB: $39.92 (159.7 bb)
      BB: $25.98 (103.9 bb)
      UTG: $33.30 (133.2 bb)
      MP: $41.68 (166.7 bb)
      CO: $45.04 (180.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $73.15 (292.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A K
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, SB raises to $2.25, BB folds, Hero calls $1.75

      Flop: ($4.75) 3 K 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.25, Hero calls $3.25

      Turn: ($11.25) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $7.50, Hero calls $7.50

      River: ($26.25) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $26.92 and is all-in, Hero calls $26.92

      $80.09 pot ($3 rake)
      Final Board: 3 K 2 5 Q
      SB showed A T and lost (-$39.92 net)
      Hero showed A K and won $77.09 ($37.17 net)
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I don't mind the call too much. You are deep at 150bb and I don't think this guy is aggro enough for us to stack off with AK here. vs LAGs I would 4bet bluff a ton and create some light 5betting dynamics (then 4/6betting AKo here would be super standard)

      As played postflop, we have a really strong hand here. Just call down and hope he doesn't have KQ/QQ (I don't think he bets those on the Turn) or a flush.
    • dannywratten
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Thanks, so you wouldn't consider raising flop?
      If the board was something like KT9hh or if villain was very aggressive maybe raising is doable?

      I'm just not sure when it's ok to be raising TP type hands vs cbets.

      I guess there needs to be a very aggro dynamic with villain?
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      on KT9, raising is just overrepresenting your hand. You are repping sets and twopairs and straights, so I do not like it. I would prefer raising this flop than on other flops.

      Yes you are right, raising Flop makes no sense at all unless you are known to bluff raise a lot as well. But the truth is that you almost never raise this flop with anything, so with your value hands you should flat the Flop cbet too.