[NL2-NL10] NL2SH - AKo preflop

    • Oly0909
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 843
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $1 (50 bb)
      BB: $5.06 (253 bb)

      UTG: $2.94 (147 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2 (100 bb)
      CO: $1.93 (96.5 bb)
      BTN: $3.27 (163.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.06, 3 folds, BB raises to $0.26, Hero raises to $0.65, BB raises to $1.94, Hero?

      Should I 4bet? Is sizing OK?
      To call or not to call?

      F2Steal BB|SB|3bet|Fold3bet|4bet
      Cbet Flop|Turn|Fold2Cbet Flop|Turn
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Don't 4bet if you don't intend to stack off. What size would I use? I think 52-60 is fine, I would probably 4bet smaller if I intend to have some sort of bluffing range here as it would make 4betting as a bluff cheaper.

      At NL2, people don't 3bet too often as a bluff, which means that your 4betting range should be more weighted towards value hands, which means that you can use a larger 4bet size.

      At the same time given starting positions, if the average NL2 player rarely 3bets with weak hands, then AK would either be a call or a fold, as opposed to a 4bet which may often be overplay. You may be just isolating yourself vs a stronger range of hands like QQ+.

      But based on the stats you provided (34/32/20 over a 50 hand sample), I think it could be fine to 4bet/call with AK or just call the 3b. I think he is too aggressive to justify folding AKo here.