[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 AK turn barrel?

    • DarkAwi
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 3,289
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $88.94 (177.9 bb)
      BTN: $21.39 (42.8 bb)
      Hero (BB): $55.20 (110.4 bb)
      CO: $50.65 (101.3 bb)
      SB: $10.30 (20.6 bb)
      MP: $47.19 (94.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K A
      UTG raises to $2, 4 folds, Hero raises to $6, UTG calls $4

      Flop: ($12.25) 6 Q 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, UTG calls $6

      Turn: ($24.25) 3 (2 players)
      Hero ???


      What should we do here unimproved? Just give up, or barrel to fold out 99-JJ? I usually barrel only spades here as bluff.
  • 2 replies
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,000
      yeah, prefer to just give up there.

      as a general gameplan i like something like firing one more on broadways (to fold his midpairs, also we turn a gs) and two more if we turn a spade (to rep teh nutz QQ+) :f_biggrin:

      A/K are quite interesting cards... i might just go for one more street, not really thrilled about stacking off when we might be super easily "reverse dominated" by AQ/KQ.

      on a "this opponent" basis - is he really that positionally unaware and folding just 3% to 3bets? that's fucking crazy. :f_biggrin:
      guess you can even argue for still going for 2 streets unimproved, lol (and by that i mean c/c turn or c/c right from the flop)
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Generally I don't like cbetting QXX boards as the 3better since typical calling ranges include AQ/KQs/mid pocket pairs.

      Here you have 2 overs + backdoor FD so I think betting is better than checking. I largely agree with Tomaloc, I would give up unimproved