[NL2-NL10] Nl10-Ak

    • TheKing7
      TheKing7
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 100
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 2273223
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      BTN: $10.76 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      SB: $9.90 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      BB: $12.13 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 11, 3B: 20, AF: 0.0, Hands: 18
      UTG: $6.53 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 50, 3B: 0, AF: 1.0, Hands: 2
      Hero (UTG+1): $11.37 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 7.0, Hands: 219
      UTG+2: $11.98 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 6
      MP1: $16.58 - VPIP: 6, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 18
      MP2: $9.90 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 3
      CO: $29.39 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 14

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG+1 with A :club: K :spade:
      UTG raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, 7 folds, UTG calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.95) Q :heart: 7 :heart: 5 :club: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.10, UTG calls $1.10

      Turn: ($4.15) A :spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: ($4.15) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      UTG bets $4.53, Hero???

      Against a relative unknown, what should we do here?
  • 5 replies
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hiya,

      PREFLOP
      Your 3bet is a bit too loose as I expect villain's range to be super tight and by 3betting you won't get calls from many worse hands. if he 4bets you have to fold as you are not doing well vs QQ+/AK range when AI PF.

      FLOP
      I would check back on this flop as villain's calling range should be very strong (QQ+/AK) so you won't get many folds on this board.

      TURN
      It's good that you pot control, but this is exactly the tough spot that 3betting AK preflop puts you in as you can't happily stack off with TPTK.

      RIVER
      Easy fold - villain is never bluffing in this spot (the only hand he could bluff with is KK, but NL10 players don't do that).
    • TheKing7
      TheKing7
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 100
      How should I play a hand like AK then? I don't fancy flatting but yeah, I agree with what you say as well.

      I always have trouble with AQ and AK. Any judge keen to enlighten me?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi TheKing7,

      3-bet is a bit loose unless we expect a fish.

      On the flop you should simply check back and plan to give up but as played I'd fold the river. I rarely see bluffs or hands we beat given his line.
    • TheKing7
      TheKing7
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      Joined: 07.07.2013 Posts: 100
      Hi

      So, we should most of the time fold AK/AQ against an unknown that open from EP? What about AKs/AQs?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by TheKing7
      Hi

      So, we should most of the time fold AK/AQ against an unknown that open from EP? What about AKs/AQs?
      Not 3-betting doesn't mean that you have to fold.

      You can still call in those positions.

      It all depends on if you think you have value in a 3-bet or not.