[NL2-NL10] [SH] Question from test

    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Found one more interesting situation in one of the forum's tests:
      ES 100bb
      CO (28/24/3/42) [VPIP/PFR/AF/ft3-bet] raises to 4bb, Hero from BU 3bets 3x with A :club: K :club: , CO calls
      Flop comes A :heart: K :heart: 9 :heart: , CO bets half pot, Hero ?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I think AK is barely strong enough to raise here. Villain shouldn't have a flopped flush too often when he leads the Flop and besides when the pot already has 24bb, I think AK is definitely a hand that is strong enough to raise for protection and play for stacks.

      Thanks.
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Vs such range we have it:

      Board: A:heart: K:heart: 9:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      SB     36.57%  26.99%   9.57% { AdAs, KdKs, QdQh, QhQs, QhQc, JdJh, JhJs, JhJc, TdTh, ThTs, ThTc, AdKd, AsKs, AdQd, AsQs, AdKs, AsKd, AdQh, AdQs, AdQc, AsQd, AsQh, AsQc }
      BB     63.43%  53.86%   9.57% { AcKc }


      And vs such range we have it:

      Board: A:heart: K:heart: 9:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      SB     52.38%  33.74%  18.64% { AdAs, KdKs, QdQh, QhQs, QhQc, AdKd, AsKs, AdKs, AsKd, AdQh, AsQh }
      BB     47.62%  28.98%  18.64% { AcKc }


      Is call awful? We then can go AI on any non-heart turn and probably he won't bet heart turn without a flush anyway.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      A call is fine, I think both options are close. I am just inclined to think that AK is a slight equity favourite here with around 55-60% vs a stacking-off or bet/calling range from CO which is why I think that raising may be the better play.

      It really depends on CO's leading tendencies though, but really both options are fine.