# [NL2-NL10] NL10 KA on

• Bronze
Joined: 03.05.2008
Titan Poker 0.05/0.10, hand converted by the iPoker Converter at Talking-Poker

saw flop | saw showdown

Button (\$2.25)
SB (\$7.48)
BB (\$1.72)
UTG (\$3.57)
UTG+1 (\$24.88)
MP HERO (\$2.00)
MP (\$2.42)
CO-1 CO-1 (\$1.30)
CO (\$11.93)

Preflop: , 2 folds, HERO raises to 0.40, 1 fold, CO-1 moves all-in for 1.30, 4 folds, HERO calls 0.90.

Flop (2.75) K 3 9

Turn (2.75) T

River (2.75) J

Was this the right thing to do? I think i got it right just a bad beat i think, had lots of those last night, lost with ka 4 times and AA 3 times
• 3 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
Hi gaz639,

According to the Reraise Basic chart finding HERE
You can clearly see it is +EV to push with AK because your remaining stack is \$1.6 and you've betted \$0.4 already makes it a ratio of 4:1.

Also from another point of view:

Pot / Amount to call
(\$1.3 + \$0.4 + \$0.15)x0.95 & you have to call \$0.9
\$1.75 win by calling for \$0.9
1.75:0.9
=
1.95:1
Thus you win 1 time and lose 2 times giving you a break-even equity of 33% (1/3).

So with AceKing, when you face pocket Queens or lower, you have an equity of 45%
When facing AceQueen or lower, you have a 70% equity against him
When facing Kings or Aces you have around 20%.
Based on this you can take those percentages and divide them by 3. This is very very general and marginal because Aces or Kings doesnt appear a lot against you when you have Ace King for example

So let's say you see Queens or lower 1.5x more than Aces or Kings.
Calculation is:
(0.45 x 1.5)+0.7+0.2 divided by 3.
1.575 divided by 3.
= 0.525 = a short-term equity of 53%. Since you have 53% and you only need 33%

One can see this is a clear instant-call. So what you did is good!

I hope this makes sense,

- Gerv
• Bronze
Joined: 03.05.2008
ty gerv that makes perfect sense, i thought i was doing the right thing, i only just noticed that i only called instead of pushing but i think this was because he went all in and i was the last person to act, thanks for your help though i needed some guidance and a confidence boost after my big downswing last night
• Black
Joined: 05.09.2006
AK preflop allin = nh

@downswing: you dont even know what you are talking about