[NL20-NL50] [NL50] AKs

    • ains21
      Joined: 04.06.2011 Posts: 303

      Villain is 19/16/9.8 reg (4.1k hands) who I have some history with. His 3-betting range in this spot still contains a lot of blocker/bluffs and I think he'd shove JJ+, AQs+ since I will have a 4b bluff range here vs. him.

      I can't find MPvsUTG stat on HEM, but he has the following vs. UTG to demonstrate he's capable of bluffing this spot:

      BU vs. UTG: 7 (75)
      SB vs. UTG: 10 (77)
      BB vs. UTG: 8 (98)

      Fold to 4b: 41.9

      Vs. hero these are all higher.

      What do you think about in general bet/calling vs. his range here? Do we do better by flatting and dominating his KJo or w/e? Or 4b to pick dead money + decent equity when shoved on?

      Also, we assume he flats with a lot of suited Ax/Kx 89/T9 type hands, as well as traps sometimes with AA/KK. You think this is accurate?

      On the flop, what is your plan? Ch/f? Ch/c? Bet to get rid of Ah5h or something? I feel he is likely to jam here w a ton of hands ..


      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      MP: $51 (102 bb)
      BB: $51 (102 bb)
      CO: $53.91 (107.8 bb)
      BTN: $51.75 (103.5 bb)
      SB: $83.62 (167.2 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $59.86 (119.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A K
      Hero raises to $1.29, MP raises to $4.50, 4 folds, Hero raises to $11.50, MP calls $7

      Flop: ($23.75) Q 9 2 (2 players)
      Hero ???
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      I would not 4bet from UTG vs MP here. You just never have a wide enough range to force a mistake on your opponent.

      As played, I think he would just flat KK+ and try to trap.. when he calls the 4bet I would usually add some KQs, AQs, maybe QQ in his range. I don't think he has enough complete air hands here to cbet AK.