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[NL2-NL10] АК vs JJ+; AK range

    • p0wnage247
      Joined: 18.06.2013 Posts: 2
      IPoker, No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $4.70 (94 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.60 (112 bb)
      MP: $4.97 (99.4 bb)
      CO: $1.50 (30 bb)
      BTN: $4.51 (90.2 bb)
      SB: $1.95 (39 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K A
      Hero raises to $0.17, MP raises to $0.90, 4 folds, Hero raises to $2, MP raises to $4.97, Hero calls $2.97

      Flop: ($10.01) 5 J 6 (2 players)
      Turn: ($10.01) 5 (2 players)
      River: ($10.01) 9 (2 players)

      $10.01 pot ($0.50 rake)
      Final Board: 5 J 6 5 9
      Hero mucked K A and lost (-$4.97 net)
      MP showed K K and won $9.51 ($4.54 net)

      I got 3 bet by villain (no stats). Got AK so Raise pot to 2 and he is all in. At that time I put him on JJ+; AK; I have to call 3$ for 10$ pot i.e. I got pot odds 30%. With my AK i have around 40% equity against that range, so I call. If I include TT and AQ the odds are even better.

      The problem is I always seem to get owned with that hand. It happens over and over again. What do you think about my play and in general with AK hands?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey p0wnage247,

      Generally speaking you do not want to stack off with AKo from UTG and MP on a 6handed table unless there is a special exception.

      There may actually be an exception in this case because opponent raises to an unusual size perhaps indicating that he is not a very good player or on tilt.

      Think folding preflop is fine. Think vs a regular sized 3bet vs your UTG open you can fold to 3bet from an unknown and not feel too bad about it. Even if you are right and your AK is good, it's still going to be a pretty high variance decision seeing as AK doesn't have a huge amount of equity even against any 2 cards.