[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR AKo (2)

    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Platinum
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,078
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      UTG+2: $10.81 (108.1 bb)
      Hero (MP3): $10.14 (101.4 bb)
      CO: $16.02 (160.2 bb)
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $10.57 (105.7 bb)
      UTG+1: $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      MP1: $17.36 (173.6 bb)
      MP2: $7.87 (78.7 bb)
      SB: $11.34 (113.4 bb)

      Stats on UTG+1


      Stats on MP1


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K A
      UTG+1 raises to $0.40, UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.40, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.40, 4 folds

      Flop: ($1.35) 8 K 7 (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, MP1 bets $0.20, Hero raises to $1.45, 2 folds

      Results:
      $1.75 pot ($0.08 rake)
      Final Board: 8 K 7
      Hero mucked K A and won $1.67 ($1.07 net)
      UTG+1 mucked and lost (-$0.40 net)
      MP1 mucked and lost (-$0.60 net)

      Hi. I would like to ask about preflop play. UTG's range is JJ+, AK. I'm calling there for implieds against fish hoping PFA will get out somehow. Should I consider a fold? I don't like squezze either and calling could get me into tough spot.

      Flop is an easy raise as PFA is giving up most of the time. MP1 donks a lot and he is also capable of calling a big raises. Thanks
  • 4 replies
    • Desultory
      Desultory
      Basic
      Joined: 06.02.2013 Posts: 127
      Pre flop;
      Interesting spot. Its rare that players open so little from EP.
      If you squeeze, he will be calling 100% and fish will overcall like 100% too so you are putting more money in the pot vs utg's range who dominates you. SQZ is bad imo.
      If you hit an Ah or Kh board, facing a cbet from UTG is just horrible - you are either splitting or losing, so given that, I actually think its a pre flop fold - but I am likely to be one of the rare coaches that tells you this. I think most players will call AK here always. I don't think a pre flop call is bad, but I probably prefer a fold after thinking about it. In game I'll likely just end up calling.
      You kind of have to weigh up how much fish will end up stacking off when you hit Top pair vs when he doesn't and I'm not sure what the right answer is. Its pretty close and call or fold both prob fine.

      After reaching flop;
      Calling flop is better hoping for him to barrel stuff he is folding to a raise as he seems pretty aggro. You could go call,call,raise depending on boards, OR call,raise. I think these options are better than raise on flop.
    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Platinum
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,078
      Yeah it's close as MP1 is a huge station...

      MP1's donkbet/call flop is 73 (74). Also he has a bet sizing tell - he bluffs with 2bb and 3bb+ is mostly top pair or middle pair he's not willing to fold very often. Sorry, I should have written it before.
    • Desultory
      Desultory
      Basic
      Joined: 06.02.2013 Posts: 127
      A raise on flop would probably be standard, but he will often pick up turned draws which will substantially increase the amount he will call raise on turn.

      He donked 2bb's right, so you are saying this is a bluff 100% given your sizing reads, therefore you are only ever making him fold, and consequently I think you should lean even further towards a call on flop.
    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
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      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,078
      Wow I thought he donked 3bb :facepalm: Yeah it's better to call here.