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[NL2-NL10] NL50 - AK from UTG

    • abundance211
      Joined: 12.12.2007 Posts: 151
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (8 handed) - [url=] Converter Tool from

      saw flop | saw showdown

      SB ($11.10)
      BB ($15)
      Hero (UTG) ($12.25)
      UTG+1 ($56.50)
      MP1 ($49.65)
      MP2 ($16.73)
      CO ($52.75)
      Button ($61.36)

      MP2's stats - only 43 hands, but:
      VPIP: 88.37
      PFR: 19
      AF: 2.3
      Winning%: -104.56 BB/100

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A, K
      Hero raises $2, 2 folds, MP2 calls $2, 4 folds

      Flop: ($4.75) 2, 3, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.50, MP2 calls $3.50

      Turn: ($11.75) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.75 (All-In), MP2 calls $6.75

      I was not sure if I had to bet on turn again, but pot was already almost twice as my left stack.

      River: ($25.25) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $25.25 | Rake: $1.25
  • 7 replies
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      Villian appears to be a maniac calling station, if no one makes action, he picks up the slack. Here I am pushing the action, if he donks out I am reloading cause he will pay you off with stats like those. Put him on a list and follow him around, he will generate table action.
    • johnbeattie85
      Joined: 11.09.2008 Posts: 716
      I might have considered checking on the turn and waiting for a better hand to profit. Villian could have easily had a low pair or straight, given his stats - or he could just as easily had nothing.
    • heartburn13
      Joined: 04.09.2008 Posts: 37
      before i start i am getting gun shy with AK.
      however your raise fine, continuation bet,
      well this is where the problem is with your stack
      and the size of continuation bet you have no pot control
      what I am trying to say is what u already said in your post
      there is more money in the pot now than in your stack and
      with what appears to be a bit of a calling station,
      its going to be tough to walk away here, so the way I see it
      if I know im playing against a calling station i will put the hammer
      down on the flop here, and move away from standard cont play.
      or I raise less pre, so my continuation is less thus still retaining
      some pot control with your stack size, giving me some check and
      fold options.
      btw im new here and just trying to get involved please dont take
      my advice to serious im crap:) .
    • JonatanW
      Joined: 14.03.2008 Posts: 71
      Sometimes you have to stop an think why you c-bet, with a made hand you do it for value and with a hand like you got now it is essentially a bluff. $3 is enough in this situation since he will call with any type of hand whatever you bet. Unless you improve your hand with a 5, K or A its not possible to 2nd barrel here. Think about it, why waste 12.5BB on a pure bluff against a player who calls everything?
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Wheeldraw + 2 overcards is around 9 á 10 outs.

      Preflop: Ok
      PostFlop: your c-bet is like 35% of your stack so you can THINK of pushing it there directly as you A) playing against a Calling Station, B) You have 10 outs in average and C) you are Pot committed anyway on the Turn.

      A and C are closely related as you say its a Calling station.

      Also you missed the flop so you create some extra fold equity.

      Mostly this guy will call you with a PP in which you have around 1,9:1 to beat him if you push on the Flop.


      As played:
      Flop: Ok
      Turn: Check and call if his bet is very cheap
      River: Fold accordingly if you didnt hit anything
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      You have two overcards and a gutshot straight to a wheel. That makes 12 outs, so calculate your equity against random hand that is most likely in villain's range, namely a pocket pair higher than 55.

      You have only 22% equity on the turn. And you need at least 24% according to pot odds (as I can't see him folding overpair here). Not there's another question: if all of your outs are clean. I mena, he van have trips or A3 for example, or even made straight which leaves you drawing dead.

      I think I'm only checking this hand at the turn.
    • thedahl
      Joined: 07.04.2008 Posts: 270
      I'd be too anxious to play against this fish and push flop