[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 AKs preflop spot

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $17.34 (69.4 bb)
      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $33.61 (134.4 bb)
      BB: $30.19 (120.8 bb)
      UTG: $33.09 (132.4 bb)
      Hero (MP): $56.08 (224.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K A
      UTG raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, 4 folds, UTG raises to $7.25, Hero calls $5

      Flop: ($14.85) Q 5 5 (2 players)
      UTG bets $7.50, Hero folds

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      UTG was 30/21/9 over 143
      Ft3b - 0(1), 4b - 0

      PREFLOP
      I raised AKs for value as my standard line, but I wasn't prepared for a 4bet and was hoping for a call. Assuming I don't want to 5bet shove vs this guy when 130bb deep does this mean I should just call? I assume calling a 4bet may be worse than just folding.

      So should I want to go broke preflop vs this villain or do I want to call and play IP?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi David,

      Preflop: I have no idea why you would call and invest about 20%+ of your stack on AK. If you are not ready to stack off 132 BB deep just fold vs the huge 4-bet
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi Bogdan,

      Thanks for the evaluation!

      So it's ok to 3bet for value and then fold to a 4bet if I wouldn't expect villain to 4bet light? In this case AKs would still be a value 3bet, right?

      Also, vs this particular villain I should have an extended value 3bet range (JJ+/AQ+) and no bluffing range, am i correct?

      Thanks again!
      David
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Dawidas888
      Hi Bogdan,

      Thanks for the evaluation!

      So it's ok to 3bet for value and then fold to a 4bet if I wouldn't expect villain to 4bet light? In this case AKs would still be a value 3bet, right?

      Also, vs this particular villain I should have an extended value 3bet range (JJ+/AQ+) and no bluffing range, am i correct?

      Thanks again!
      David
      Hey David,

      Why would it not be?

      It would be similar to why you 3-bet AQ preflop 100 BB deep (when you can't continue after a 4-bet).

      We don't really have a sample on him that tells us we can only 3-bet for value. Why did you consider just doing it for value?