[NL20-NL50] #1 AK nl25

    • ilidek
      ilidek
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      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $26.87 (107.5 bb)
      BB: $38.91 (155.6 bb)
      UTG: $25.10 (100.4 bb)
      MP: $26.83 (107.3 bb)
      Hero (CO): $26.59 (106.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:heart: A:spade:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, BTN folds, SB raises to $2.25, BB folds, Hero raises to $4.90, SB calls $2.65

      Flop: ($10.05) 8:diamond: J:heart: 7:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($10.05) 2:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $6.71, Hero calls $6.71

      River: ($23.47) A:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $15.26, Hero calls $14.98 and is all-in

      31/26 199 hands 3b 11% WP? On the T now every heart helps me. If he would PSB I would fold but he gave me pretty good odds.
  • 4 replies
    • ilidek
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    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Hey Ilidek,

      Vs wide 3better I'd just flat AKo preflop. In order for a 4bet to be the most profitable line you need to know that either 1) Villain will flat 4bets wide or 2)Villain has a light 5-bet shoving range. Unless you know one of these is true, often it's better to flat pf and keep in all villains bluffs.

      Flop I think check-back is fine on this texture.

      On the turn you need 28% equity to call. You have 18% with your draw. Maybe up to 28% if sometimes your over-cards are clean outs and you sometimes have the best hand. Calling is fine, but it's close-ish, and your plan should be to fold most rivers.

      River is close, but I doubt SB is bluffing. I also doubt he is playing a worse Ace this way. I think you can fold AK here expecting SB's value range to be AJ+ and rarely bluffs. You are getting a great price though, so if SB was ultra aggressive I'd call.
    • ilidek
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      Flat AK, call twice and fold on the river without TP or better? When he x on the T after cbeting just bet vs missed cb? Pretty nice idea with flatting AK here, he called me with 54s so he's pretty crazy
    • w34z3l
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      Originally posted by ilidek
      Flat AK, call twice and fold on the river without TP or better? When he x on the T after cbeting just bet vs missed cb?
      Yeah, you basically call 100% of flops, whatever the texture.

      Usually you can safely fold AK unimproved to a turn barrel in 3bet pots. Most opponents at these stakes do not 2barrel light in 3bet pots.

      More often opponent will check turn to you, and you should bet. Although with a hand like AK it's only partly a bluff, also partly protection - so you can get away with making your turn sizing very small.

      Sometimes of course, you will hit TPTK also.