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[NL2-NL10] NL2 AK facing preflop reraise

    • trzewia
      Joined: 05.01.2012 Posts: 267
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP2: $2.11 (105.5 bb)
      MP3: $2.78 (139 bb)
      CO: $6.57 (328.5 bb)
      BTN: $0.90 (45 bb)
      SB: $3.10 (155 bb)
      BB: $2.42 (121 bb)
      UTG+1: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG+2: $2 (100 bb)
      Hero (MP1): $2.01 (100.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, BTN raises to $0.14, SB calls $0.13, BB folds, Hero calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.44) 3 9 K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BTN raises to $0.60, 2 folds

      I know technically calling the minraise before flop isn't the best idea in the world, but villain was short stacked. Was my raise on flop (testing the waters) correct? I eventually folded fearing KK.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Trzewia,

      Preflop: Given he is a short stack we should look at 4-betting preflop and getting it in.

      Postflop: Why do we call a 3-bet to flop TPTK and then bet/fold? Villain can have worse hands and even bluffs because you actually donked into him (and people like raising donks).

      Given his stack size I'd just go with the hand on the flop.