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[NL2-NL10] NL4 AKs float flop or fold?

    • kiwicoach
      Joined: 31.07.2013 Posts: 220

      Here I'm in position with AKs. Standard 5BB raise preflop vs UTG limper. Both blinds call and limper folds. I was going to check for free turn but the BB (30/5) donks into me. Offering pot odds of 3.91:1 I call with my two overs and back door flush draw figuring I have implied odds to make up the difference if I hit, and if any high card comes I can probably represent it if BB gets scared and checks.

      Is this an okay call or a mistake?

      OnGame - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 145.25 BB (VPIP: 30.00, PFR: 5.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 60)
      BB: 108.5 BB (VPIP: 70.37, PFR: 25.93, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 28)
      UTG: 31.5 BB (VPIP: 58.33, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 50)
      Hero (MP): 104.25 BB
      CO: 98 BB (VPIP: 11.86, PFR: 8.47, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 60)
      BTN: 161 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 11.76, Hands: 100)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has K:diamond: A:diamond:

      UTG calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 5 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 4.5 BB, BB calls 4 BB, fold

      Flop: (16 BB, 3 players) 4:club: 7:club: 2:diamond:
      SB checks, BB bets 5.5 BB, Hero calls 5.5 BB, SB raises to 140.25 BB and is all-in, fold, fold

      SB wins 30.5 BB
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey Alan,

      Calling here is not so good imo. First of all, you have SB left to act which can still have all the good hands in his range. Next, you look very weak when you just call so your opponents can easily play back on future streets. Finally, your hand does have marginal equity and low playability anyway. I think you should either raise or fold here, not call in a 3way spot. If you were just against one player, calling becomes an option.