[NL2-NL10] AK BB against steal

    • Barlin63
      Joined: 28.06.2011 Posts: 104
      Please find the following hand for analysis:
      A raise from the button and I 3bet and flat the 4bet to start with. Then some weird bets on the flop and turn and a check for both on the flop.

      What I know about the villains:
      32%/28% from the button and 61% attempt to steal from the button.
      Have evidence that he once attempted to steal and 4bets with A9o.

      My thoughts:
      I still believe that given his stats and the evidence I have that the 4bet flat pre-flop is kind of ok. the 2 cents on the flop smells like a kind of min bet/raise kind of action. On the turn I improve to a nut flush draw and decided to call his turn bet.

      - should I have let go pre-flop?
      - should I raise his flop bet? (Guess not for pot control reasons)
      - Is the nut flush draw worth a call given the fact that the board is paired and I have only +/-16% to complete the Flush.

      iPoker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+2: $2.12 (VPIP: 17.62, PFR: 15.18, 3Bet Preflop: 3.24, Hands: 745)
      MP: $2.00 (VPIP: 13.64, PFR: 11.36, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 44)
      MP+1: $1.67 (VPIP: 11.40, PFR: 5.70, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 198)
      CO: $1.41 (VPIP: 9.70, PFR: 9.70, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 167)
      BTN: $2.00 (VPIP: 17.40, PFR: 15.52, 3Bet Preflop: 5.63, Hands: 1,133)
      SB: $2.37 (VPIP: 15.69, PFR: 13.83, 3Bet Preflop: 4.48, Hands: 378)
      Hero (BB): $2.00
      UTG: $0.96 (VPIP: 18.32, PFR: 4.19, 3Bet Preflop: 4.65, Hands: 193)
      UTG+1: $1.15 (VPIP: 13.33, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 31.25, Hands: 45)

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has K:club: A:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.05, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, BTN raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.24

      Flop: ($0.81, 2 players) 9:heart: 9:club: T:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.02, Hero calls $0.02

      Turn: ($0.85, 2 players) 7:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.57, Hero calls $0.57

      River: ($1.99, 2 players) 8:club:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      BTN shows J:spade: J:club: (Straight, Jack High) (Pre 57%, Flop 74%, Turn 70%)
      Hero mucks K:club: A:heart: (One Pair, Nines) (Pre 43%, Flop 26%, Turn 30%)
      BTN wins $1.86
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Just push ak here. This guy is loose and this is a late position situation. Ranges are much wider here and ak is relatively stronger, strong enough to play for stacks here.

      4b size is kind of large so i dont like flatting too much. Postflop playability with AKo isnt exactly too good.