[NL2-NL10] NL10 AK deep

    • tommygecko
      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $14.55 (145.5 bb)
      UTG: $14.57 (145.7 bb)
      MP: $20.18 (201.8 bb)
      CO: $4.59 (45.9 bb)
      BTN: $4.73 (47.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $20.81 (208.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, BB folds, MP raises to $3.60, Hero folds

      $2.50 pot
      MP mucked and won $2.50 ($1.30 net)

      Villain is 34/25/9. I think it's the first time I've seen him 4bet. What do we do here? I don't want to commit 200bbs with AK.

      Could pre be just call instead of 3b?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Tommygecko,

      Standard option vs an MP opener should just be to flat here unless you have a good reason to 3bet. Reverse-implied-odds hands like AKo don't play so well deep and it's fine to keep the pot small preflop.

      When MP 4bets vs SB-3bet mucking is fine. 4bet sizing is very big which typically suggests fish with value-hand rather than reg with bluff.