[NL20-NL50] AKo

    • Natrilis
      Natrilis
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 378
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      Hero (SB): $27.16 (135.8 bb)
      BB: $31.89 (159.5 bb)
      MP: $19 (95 bb)
      CO: $28.88 (144.4 bb)
      BTN: $23.17 (115.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A K
      MP folds, CO raises to $0.60, BTN folds, Hero raises to $2, BB folds, CO raises to $5.20, Hero?

      Anon table. villian how i remember some kind of reg .

      How should i play AK here ? i dont want to call here OOP , how i have to play here min 5bet about 11$ or push , if its 100bb deep i will push here . but i have little more about 135bb.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey N,

      I think calling can be an OK option but it will make it tough to play postflop and by tough I mean most players are likely to make a mistake.

      I think the best EV play for the average NL20 player is to 5bet/fold although it might sound a bit weird. Given deeper stacks your 5bet can be called so you do get value that way. On the other hand, you are extremely unlikely to get shoved on by worse. Finally, you also get a lot of folds from hands that have equity and can play well IP which is also a plus for you.

      I would therefore 5bet to about 9-9.50 and fold to a shove.