[NL2-NL10] NL16 AKs

    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      BB stats 48/32 AF:3,4 3bet:15 WTSD:17 W$SD:63 flop cbet:100 turn cbet:100 after 62 hands.

      What do you think is best here 4bet or call?

      I don't know how he reacts to 4bets. In my oppinion calling is better, because we are dominating his range, we are ip and we can hit on a lot of flops with AKs. With AKo 4betting would have priority.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.08/$0.16 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $16.00
      SB:
      $7.34
      BB:
      $13.90
      UTG2:
      $16.17
      MP1:
      $24.56
      MP2:
      $8.83
      MP3:
      $5.07
      CO (Hero):
      $16.00


      Preflop: Hero is CO with K, A.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BB raises to $1.28, Hero ???
  • 5 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      I think that against this guy I prefer 4betting. We do dominate his range, but we don't always stack off when we hit top pair, neither it is always the best hand, plus if we don't hit we will have hard time playing, so I prefer 4betting.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
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      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      With what hands would you call his 3bet in this spot?
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      I would call something like AJ/AQ, ATs (could be a fold), KTs+, KQo, QTs+, JTs/T9s/98s, TT-88.

      What do you think about this range?
    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
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      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      I think this range is good, but I don't know if I want to call with TT,88,99, because he is barrelling a lot. Maybe 4bet TT and just fold 88 and 99? Bad thing is that I don't know how he reacts to 4bets.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well, I think that we have to start trying to play these spots if we want to learn how to play them.

      So, we can start calling down on some good rundowns boards.

      We can start folding 88 and lets say defend 99 50% of the time.

      4betting TT if we don't plan to stack off (profitably) is just a waist of the hand for me.