[NL2-NL10] TT vs AKs

    • Sarkov
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $1.04
      UTG+1: $2.36
      MP: $0.96
      MP+1: $1.38
      Hero (CO): $2.06
      BTN: $2.04
      SB: $0.90
      BB: $2.00

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has T:club: T:spade:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.08, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.08, BTN calls $0.08, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.27, 3 players) 5:spade: 4:spade: 3:heart:
      UTG+1 bets $0.18, Hero raises to $1.98 and is all-in, fold, UTG+1 calls $1.80

      Turn: ($4.23, 2 players) 5:diamond:

      River: ($4.23, 2 players) 9:spade:

      UTG+1 shows K:spade: A:spade: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 46%, Flop 60%, Turn 39%)
      Hero shows T:club: T:spade: (Two Pair, Tens and Fives) (Pre 54%, Flop 40%, Turn 61%)
      UTG+1 wins $4.08

      Should I have not all in or anything else wrong with my play, I don't have working hud so nothing on Villian.
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      I think in this hand you are misapplying the concept of protection. We do not need to raise here.

      Step 1: Assess the strength of our hand -> Our hand is clearly a medium strength hand

      Step 2: Decide on appropriate course of action. We raise with nutted hands for value, we call with medium strength hands cos few worse hands call us (little/no value in raising) and few better hands fold (not much fold equity in bluffing). Since TT is medium strength here we call.

      We are basically flipping vs stuff like 2 overs and a flush draw, and I think a ton of Ace high hands have a lot of equity vs us (at least 33%) with one overcard (3 outs) and gutshot outs (4 outs).

      You should start thinking of how to play vs a range, and not just put people specifically on a certain hand and try to raise merely for protection vs those hands. Ask yourself how does your hand fare vs his continuation range vs your raise?

      The clear play here is to call and call that blank 5 diamond turn and decide on River. I would have folded on the River if he had bet, or check back.

    • Sarkov
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Thanks really helpful i'll post more hands soon! :)