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[NL20-NL50] [Sh] Nl50 Ak (2)

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

      MP: $55.79 (111.6 bb)
      CO: $97.26 (194.5 bb)
      BTN: $18.26 (36.5 bb)
      SB: $54.71 (109.4 bb)
      BB: $65.16 (130.3 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $55.76 (111.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A K
      Hero raises to $1.50, 3 folds, SB raises to $4.50, BB folds, Hero calls $3

      Flop: ($9.50) Q 5 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $5.44, Hero calls $5.44

      Turn: ($20.38) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $13.62, Hero folds


      Quite an aggro 3bettor, not sure if he would 5bet too light against a 4bet from UTG, so just called to keep his bluffs in. Postflop what should be our plan?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795

      Preflop: Hmm he seems really wide here. I think calling is fine but personally I would 4-bet bluff him a lot so I think I would also 4-bet AK for value. If you have no dynamics then calling is better.

      Postflop: Plan in general is to call on almost every single flop, unless it's super coordinated like JT9 and he still chooses to go ahead and cbet (which means his range must be super strong cos we would expect him to c/f those flops). Then fold on the Turn unimproved.

      We should expect him to barrel A/K turns so we have an easy call down if we do improve to TPTK. What happens if he checks? Question is whether to turn your hand into a bluff or not. I would showdown AK high on low paired flops in general and on boards with 1 or 2 high cards I would probably turn it into a bluff.