[NL2-NL10] Fold AK preflop?

    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
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      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 103.5 BB (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 6.25, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      SB: 40 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 5)
      BB: 101.5 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 29)
      Hero (UTG): 108.5 BB
      UTG+1: 48.5 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)
      UTG+2: 119 BB (VPIP: 9.64, PFR: 3.61, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 167)
      MP: 80 BB (VPIP: 46.15, PFR: 23.08, 3Bet Preflop: 14.29, Hands: 13)
      MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 11.54, PFR: 7.69, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      CO: 66.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 9)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:diamond: K:club:

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, UTG+2 calls 3 BB, fold, MP+1 calls 3 BB, fold, fold, SB raises to 40 BB and is all-in,

      I folded. I just thought if he's that aggressive with 3 callers he's got AA or KK. Even if he has any pair I'm behind, and with two other players ready to call, I figured I'd be behind anyone who did.
  • 5 replies
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
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      How do you do that spoiler alert thing I've seen on the boards? :)
    • SepOwnage
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      Place what you want between [*spoiler] [*/spoiler] but remove the *
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Hi Edukator,

      Preflop: since we are UTG I would recommend opening to at least 4x at this limit

      I agree that calling is hard with two more guys left. We need almost 50% equity and we have AKo. We can try to equilab our equity versus some ranges but we will never really be way ahead unless villain ships random hands every time.
    • Edukator99
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      ok thanks. I'm always opening 3x. Is it better to always open 4 or adjust based on position. I do a lot of 2x bets when it gets to me unopened on the button...
    • BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      ok thanks. I'm always opening 3x. Is it better to always open 4 or adjust based on position. I do a lot of 2x bets when it gets to me unopened on the button...
      Ideally you want to adjust based on position and opponents.

      At these lower limits your range is really tight in EP and even some MP spots so you can raise bigger for more value and to reduce the chance of having 1000 callers :)

      In late position we can definitely make it smaller to give ourselves a better price for stealing and also because we have a wider range and there are less people behind us.