[NL2-NL10] nl10 SH AK

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $10.26 (102.6 bb)
      SB: $7.94 (79.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10.54 (105.4 bb)
      UTG: $13.55 (135.5 bb)
      MP: $10.32 (103.2 bb)
      CO: $4.20 (42 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A K
      UTG raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BTN raises to $1.05, SB folds, Hero raises to $2.30, UTG folds, BTN calls $1.25

      Flop: ($4.95) A 9 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($4.95) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, BTN folds

      $4.95 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: A 9 4 6
      BTN mucked and lost (-$2.30 net)
      Hero mucked A K and won $4.73 ($2.43 net)

      i decided to 3bet preflop but it's hard to say whether there is value.. UTG is pretty tight over 35 hands and BU is unknown. is it fine just 4bet/calling with AK even though BU is 3betting vs UTG?

      on the flop it's so dry and i'm not really scared of many turns so i decided to check to try and induce some spew - if he has AQ he probably won't call down 3 streets, same with JJ/QQ so if he doesn't stab the flop IP then i can still bet turn and river.

      maybe i should just be bet bet betting here BECAUSE he will call me with AQ.. i dunno :D
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop against unknowns it's quite close and one can argue about both 4betting and folding being right. What I know for sure is that I'm never calling this OOP, but since people don't 3bet enough against UTG I would rather fold this.

      Postflop looks good to me. Ax is probably calling down, so we don't mind to check and give him a chance to bluff, plus considering the SPR even if villain checks back, we could easily put the money in.