[NL20-NL50] AKo vs 3b

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,587
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 114.92 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 100.00, 3Bet Preflop: 100.00, Hands: 1)
      UTG: 409.4 BB (VPIP: 3.85, PFR: 3.85, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 26)
      MP: 75.98 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5)
      CO: 41.36 BB (VPIP: 27.56, PFR: 12.99, 3Bet Preflop: 1.96, Hands: 161)
      Hero (BTN): 144.18 BB
      SB: 90.3 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:diamond: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2 BB, fold, BB raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 1 BB

      Flop: (6.5 BB, 2 players) J:spade: 8:heart: 2:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, BB calls 4 BB

      Turn: (14.5 BB, 2 players) T:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets 10.14 BB, BB calls 10.14 BB

      River: (34.78 BB, 2 players) 5:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      BB shows A:heart: Q:spade: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 26%, Flop 19%, Turn 16%)
      Hero shows A:diamond: K:club: (High Card, Ace) (Pre 74%, Flop 81%, Turn 84%)
      Hero wins 33.06 BB

      I call 10 combos of AK, and 4bet 6 combos when I am IP to balance my call 3bet range. This was just a min 3bet, but from fish this is often KK+ so I was ok to play IP and give him initiative. Is it ok to bet ?
      I put him mostly on AK which I try to fold.
  • 2 replies
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,006
      i think fish min3bet wider these days. been seeing speculative hands quite a lot so i think it's fine to 4b/fold it

      as played i don't really like to try to fold a split because in a fish's mind AK is a good hand pretty much regardless of the runout.
      so he won't fold it (specially when he turns a gs), on the other side though you might be c/r trapped by QQ+ hands
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi GingerKid,

      Preflop: I would expect the fish to call a lot of 4-bets and his min 3-bet range to be wider than just KK+. If he were to limp/reraise UTG vs you or 3-bet SB vs UTG then it may be different. But we are BTN vs BB.

      Postflop: I doubt you will ever get AK to fold but you can get some value from hands like AQ and KQ if he 3-bets those. I also would not expect him to have major overpair/sets slowplays there so I don't mind your line.

      But if you are trying to get him to fold AK I think that you are too optimistic. Fish can't fold that hand after they 3-bet.