[NL2-NL10] NL10 6max AK 3bet

    • ilioas
      Joined: 24.11.2008 Posts: 305
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $8.67
      MP: $12.91 16/12 - 1173 hands F3bet - 86
      CO: $11.41
      BTN: $6.47
      SB: $10.75

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:heart: K:spade:

      fold, MP raises to $0.30, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.90, MP calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.85, 2 players) 9:diamond: J:spade: 7:heart:
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($1.85, 2 players) T:heart:
      Hero bets $2.00, MP calls $2.00

      River: ($5.85, 2 players) 5:spade:
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Hero shows A:heart: K:spade: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 43%, Flop 2%, Turn 14%)
      MP shows J:heart: J:club: (Three of a Kind, Jacks) (Pre 57%, Flop 98%, Turn 86%)
      MP wins $5.56

      Player looks tight and when 3betting here oop, I did not like my situation and plan was to stay away from any doubtable action.

      For a 3bet pot with such tight player board looks more like dry. So I give a chance to show hand strength for villain and still keep pot small.

      When checked back I give something like AK,AQ hand that can fold on turn overbet due to flush draw presence and I hold Ah as nut flush draw.

      When called I did not want to get into any action and check river.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Ilioas,

      Usually won't be a good spot to 3bet preflop. When villain is very tight yet still folds a lot to 3bets you will isolate yourself vs a range that AKo is behind. Best option is to flat preflop.

      Given villains very tight continuing range I think the best option is to give up even when you turn a gutshot. Villain may not even have AQ in his range here, so nearly all of his range is going to call at least one bet.