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[NL2-NL10] nl 50 ak suited after triple up

    • jmackenzie
      Joined: 04.06.2008 Posts: 1,268
      Known players:

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with A:heart: , K:heart:
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $2.00, UTG+2 calls $2.00, MP1 calls $2.00, 3 folds, BU calls $2.00, SB folds, BB calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($10.25) K:diamond: , 7:spade: , 2:diamond: (5 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $7.00, 2 folds, BU calls $7.00, BB folds.

      Turn: ($24.25) Q:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $40.25 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $64.50
  • 6 replies
    • Kraelog
      Joined: 29.06.2008 Posts: 546
      Playing AKs after a triple up certainly isn't a mistake but it does present you some tough decisions once in a while.

      Here i would have pushed on the turn. Checking clearly reveals you are afraid of a FD which gives the villain an opportunity to bluff or Semi-bluff (Q with another diamond for example). The chance he does have a Flush isn't that big and with a pot of 25$ you only need to win 1/3 to breakeven.
    • jmackenzie
      Joined: 04.06.2008 Posts: 1,268
      if he called the flop he must have some kind of hand though either kq kj maybe kt any flush draw and maybe slowplaying set of 7's or 2's. I cant really see many other hands that woul call in this situation an therefore i gave up the hand thinking i was behind.
    • Nunki
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      I'd have bet a bit more on the flop so as to set-up a more callable turn push following a blank turn.

      The turned Q :diamond: s was just about the worst card in the deck and a decent read is needed before any call can be made on the turn.
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      I think i would probably have bet 1/2 to 2/3 pot on turn but i guess i'd have had to fold to reraise if i did that?

      My advice is to post this hand on the BSS forum as well i guess.
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      If I am reading the CO stats correctly, then villian appears to be aggresive, but not before the flop. He rarely gets to a showdown, but when he does he wins. My guess is the villian folds to push on the flop, but I cant say thats good strategy as there is 4 opponents with you. Personally I would check and then bet a blank on the turn, or perhaps a sucker bet, something like $1.25? If no :diamond: comes you might get a check down with that many players and your KK will be good.
      Once you double/triple through SSS is over, and you play super tight, yes?
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      How come this hand goes into sss strategy? I'm afraid that after trippling up you have to play more like a big stack. Here I'm playing as you did, but I'm not an expert when it comes to big stack play. With the turn card completing a flushdraw I'm definitely not calling such a bet - it beggs to be called.

      Nobody will float you like that - unless you're playing high stakes or some weird donks... I think you're learly beaten at this spot.