[NL2-NL10] NL100 AK versus interesting betting action.

    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $30.82
      Hero:
      $18.50

      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:heart: , K:spade:
      7 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, SB calls $2.50, BB folds.

      Flop: ($7.00) 9:club: , 7:spade: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $3.00, Hero calls $3.00.

      Turn: ($13.00) 2:club: (2 players)
      SB bets $12.50, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $25.50


      So this guy donks into me. What can i take that as? He slowplayed AA, hit his set, has JT or is just trying to bluff me out of the pot because he thinks i likely won't have hit or was stealing from him.

      When i was playing this hand i had a sneaky suspicion that the latter may be the case and he would give up after the flop and my overcards would still be good.

      However this 2nd barrel (can i call it that???) makes it much more likely that he has just hit his set, but on the other hand he could just be taking my call as a shortstack to be weakness and thinks he can bluff me out the pot again with this turnbet.

      I folded in the end because the fact he only called PF and now shows so much strength makes me think it could in fact be more likely than not he has a good hand. (set or two pair)



      Oh. If you're interested i was ready to bet turn if he checked to me.
  • 3 replies
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Hi DaPhunk

      He slowplayed AA, hit his set, has JT or is just trying to bluff me out of the pot


      all kind of crap he could call you with
      suited connectors/one gappers
      small pockets
      broadway overs

      When i was playing this hand i had a sneaky suspicion that the latter may be the case and he would give up after the flop and my overcards would still be good.


      in this case you had to raise/call

      and i guess this is what i would do

      calling here is ultra awful)
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      oh, ok so the line i wanted to try of call followed by raise turn is especially bad since
      1)i give him the freecard on turn
      2)he has this second chance to push against me and give me bad odds.
      3)i completely lose initiative as preflop aggressor.


      That just leaves me with the question;

      Would the line of Call Flopbet, Raise/Push Turn ever be a good idea in SSS unless you have the absolute nuts?


      oh. and thanks for super quick hand evaluation :)
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by DaPhunk
      Would the line of Call Flopbet, Raise/Push Turn ever be a good idea in SSS unless you have the absolute nuts?
      No because
      1] You hardly have a stack to generate FE
      2] You give your opponents way to good odds to fold
      3] You do no thave iniative and that's really a must have when you do SSS

      As played I would Push on the flop or plainfold it.