[NL20-NL50] NL50 - How to defend AK?

    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Hey

      Villain looks loose - 31/24 over 35 hands.
      Only 3bets 1 time and it was from the blinds vs BTN. Never 3bet v hero.

      His 3bet size is big and maybe he doesn't have many bluffs vs mp?

      So just call and play kinda fitfold, maybe raise 79J flop or something..


      Poker Stars $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2145528
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      BTN: $105.12
      SB: $30.02
      BB: $52.80
      UTG: $57.12
      Hero (MP): $90.24
      CO: $70.48

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP with A :club: K :diamond:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $1.50, 3 folds, BB raises to $5.50, Hero calls $4

      Flop: ($11.25) 6 :club: 3 :heart: 4 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $6, Hero folds
  • 5 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Farma,

      Preflop: I would 4-bet/call here. Remember that the value in a 4-bet comes from the dead money we can collect and if he shoves we generally have enough equity to call it off and at least break even.

      I think that calling and playing fit/fold is a sure way to burn money.

      And while his 3-bet is larger that's what I'd expect more often from someone OOP (10-12 BBs, and he makes it 11).
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Well we are going to play back on SOME flops but I don't think this one is fine right?

      And I agree that we could also just 4bet/broke. Flatting sometimes doesn't matter much either right? :)
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      Well we are going to play back on SOME flops but I don't think this one is fine right?

      And I agree that we could also just 4bet/broke. Flatting sometimes doesn't matter much either right? :)
      I'd like to flat more if I know more about villain or I have a hand that can flop a bit more equity (like suited hands). With AKo I'd just 4-bet/call often in a spot like this.

      We can't raise this flop and we'd have to float against unknown. So calling is the easy way out. If we call we generally have to call at least 2 streets.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
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      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      Would u call flop + turn as played? Or only with AKs (bdfd)?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      Would u call flop + turn as played? Or only with AKs (bdfd)?
      Tough to say because we are readless and the more may run out in such a way that we'll be forced to call 3 streets. So I'd probably fit/fold it here until we gain more info (without backdoors).