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[NL2-NL10] NL2 zoom AKo Preflop decision

    • redrawstump
      redrawstump
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244
      Hi
      Just a simple pre-flop question for you:

      PokerStars - $0.02 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players

      BTN: $2.24 13/10 (39 hands)
      Hero (SB): $2.16
      BB: $2.26 20/20 (5 hands)
      UTG: $1.00
      MP: $2.38
      CO: $11.42

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has K:diamond: A:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to $0.04, Hero calls $0.03, BB raises to $0.20, fold, fold

      BB wins $0.12

      Bu looks nitty so far so I'm gonna give him ~15% opening range from the button. I have 54% equity vs. that range so I flat. Raising would be a bluff I think and AKo is not in my 3-bet bluffing range (!). When the BB squeezes, I have to believe him with stats of so few hands right? Is this a situation where folding AKo pre-flop is the best play? Also, would AKs be closer to a 4-bet/jam?

      I'm new to tracker stats so still just finding my feet at the moment.

      Cheers!
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi

      "Bu looks nitty so far so I'm gonna give him ~15% opening range from the button."

      I disagree with this. I think he is opening at least 20-25% from the BU. That's like a typical CO opening range and AK is strong enough to 3bet vs such a range. I'm definitely 3betting here

      When you get squeezed I think you should backraise all-in. Just shove your entire stack over his raise.