[NL20-NL50] 25shz AKo BB (2)

    • AtrociousNightmare
      AtrociousNightmare
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $41.80 (167.2 bb)
      Hero (BB): $62.23 (248.9 bb)
      UTG: $33.19 (132.8 bb)
      MP: $24.88 (99.5 bb)
      CO: $69.22 (276.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A K
      UTG raises to $0.75, 2 folds, BTN raises to $2.25, SB folds, Hero calls $2, UTG calls $1.50

      Flop: ($6.85) Q 7 4 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($6.85) Q (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.25, 2 folds

      Results:
      $6.85 pot ($0.37 rake)
      Final Board: Q 7 4 Q
      BTN mucked and lost (-$2.25 net)
      Hero mucked A K and lost (-$2.25 net)
      UTG mucked and won $6.48 ($4.23 net)

      BU: VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 10, AF: 4.0, Hands: 320
      UTG: VPIP: 32, PFR: 26, 3B: 14, AF: 1.9, Hands: 102

      First of all, I do NOT like what I did.
      I hate having no position and no initiative.

      Due to general looseness of both players (but I lack hands sample, and they had a full stack after all) I decided to play the hand but unsure how.
      I feel like with an O4Bet I just set myself up for being dominated, and would have to fold to a 5Bet.
      The only option left is therefore Call, which is the one I hate the most for postflop play :(

      So reconsidering, I feel like I should just fold here, is that right?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698
      Hi.

      Definitely cold 4betting AK here when BUs range is probably going to be wide here. I think utg is openingloosely here (18-20%) and bu will probably punish him for that.

      I will balance here by adding some cold 4bet bluffs in my range like AQ and KQ and AJ.

      Thanks.
    • AtrociousNightmare
      AtrociousNightmare
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Originally posted by mbml
      Hi.

      Definitely cold 4betting AK here when BUs range is probably going to be wide here. I think utg is openingloosely here (18-20%) and bu will probably punish him for that.

      I will balance here by adding some cold 4bet bluffs in my range like AQ and KQ and AJ.

      Thanks.
      So after such balance we can go broke with AK in this spot?
      Trying to get these dynamics on these days, been having a bit of twisted fun.
      [ But before arriving to those 4Bets I need to fix my 3Bets ;) ]
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698
      Yea

      My general approach is just to be really aggro with bluffs first, then i start widening my value range for balance.