[NL2-NL10] AK - shoving turn with top two pair

    • BarbaAmarilla
      Joined: 08.07.2012 Posts: 7
      888 Poker - $0.06 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: 188.33 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 16)
      CO: 100 BB (VPIP: 44.44, PFR: 37.04, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 27)
      BTN: 50.83 BB (VPIP: 73.08, PFR: 28.85, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 263)
      SB: 87.33 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
      Hero (BB): 159.33 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:heart: K:spade:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, BTN calls 3 BB, SB calls 2.5 BB, Hero raises to 17 BB, UTG calls 14 BB, fold, SB calls 14 BB

      Flop: (54 BB, 3 players) 8:heart: K:club: Q:diamond:
      SB checks, Hero bets 40.5 BB, UTG calls 40.5 BB, fold

      Turn: (135 BB, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero bets 101.83 BB, UTG calls 101.83 BB

      Preflop - I think 3-betting is fine
      Flop - I think betting with TPTK is fine, not sure if the size is OK
      Turn - Given that I hit top two and there seemed to be lots of fish playing at this time, I thought I'd get it all in, but in hindsight, should I have checked instead?

      I didn't have any reads on or history with UTG.
  • 1 reply
    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Pre flop - fine as played, maybe you could make it even bigger, see what is their tolerance for calling

      Flop - it's a little too big, we are isolating ourselves against the top end of their ranges aand what is our plan if they jam? We probably got to fold it since they are always strong. I prefer betting a size that Qx can call, in a 3betpot the standard is half pot.

      Turn - I'm definitely not checking here I don't see a hand that's betting but not calling. We should go for value here I'm not sure how big a bet utg would call. If I knew he was calling an all in I would go all in against him but if I don't know that I'll probably opt for a half pot to get loose calls from 2nd pair or drawing hands