[NL2-NL10] NL5 AK preflop play

    • MarliesB
      MarliesB
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.04.2013 Posts: 685
      Hello,

      I have no reads on villain, but he's fullstacked and not searchable so he may aswell be a reg. Calling OOP would be hard since I'll only hit one in three flops, but I'm too afraid to 4bet since I don't want to go all-in. What do I do here?

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 315.2 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 5.00, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 20)
      UTG: 101.4 BB (VPIP: 21.05, PFR: 21.05, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
      MP: 252.2 BB (VPIP: 32.26, PFR: 27.74, 3Bet Preflop: 18.87, Hands: 161)
      Hero (CO): 100 BB
      BTN: 143.6 BB (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 22)
      SB: 104.2 BB (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 13)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:diamond: A:diamond:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, BTN raises to 10 BB, fold, fold, fold

      BTN wins 7.4 BB
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi MarliesB,

      Preflop: I agree that calling OOP is not great and thus our option is to 4-bet or fold.

      Given we have AKs we should 4-bet and get it in. We are CO vs BTN afterall.
    • MarliesB
      MarliesB
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.04.2013 Posts: 685
      Hi,

      does CO vs BTN mean that I can shove it loosely? What would my (our) ranges be? I'm always afraid only AA/KK will call a shove, and vs even QQ it's only a tie.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by MarliesB
      Hi,

      does CO vs BTN mean that I can shove it loosely? What would my (our) ranges be? I'm always afraid only AA/KK will call a shove, and vs even QQ it's only a tie.
      What do you think the difference is between let's say CO and BTN or UTG and BTN or UTG and BB (if any)?

      When you 4-bet you have to realize that profit also comes from him folding his hand and thus you collect the dead money.

      I suggest you equilab your equity versus a range people stack off with at 6 max which is usually QQ+, AK.