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[NL20-NL50] NL25 AK top pair vs JJJ set

    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

      UTG ($19.20)
      Hero (MP) ($25.75)
      CO ($16.30)
      Button ($26.65)
      SB ($25.50)
      BB ($9.40)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K, A
      UTG raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.25, 4 folds, UTG calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.85) Q, 7, J (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.70, UTG raises to $5.40, Hero calls $2.70

      Turn: ($15.65) A (2 players)
      UTG bets $3, Hero raises to $18.10 (All-In), UTG calls $8.55 (All-In)

      River: ($38.75) 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $38.75 | Rake: $1.90

      Anyway I should have done this differently? Respect his raise and fold? Im not sure if I was ahead or behind because people at this limit then to play recklessly
  • 2 replies
    • Diedobal
      Joined: 07.10.2007 Posts: 558
      1st thing you should take into consideration: What hand will he bet/call 3bet with UTG? Most players have a very tight range here: 99+ & AQs is his callrange problably. AK will always 4bet preflop.

      On the flop he minreraises you: He has hit the flop: AA, KK, QQ,JJ and 77 is his reraise range here (very tight range due to you showing strenght pf+f). You are a huge underdog vs all these hands. Eventough the minreraise seems to give you good odds but actually it doesnt as you only have 4 clean outs (4x T). Any A or K on turn doesn't really improve your hand vs his reraising range on flop stated above. I could find a fold here.

      Turn is call only. Reraise will only get called by hands that will have you beat.

      Statistics on players would also help making analyzing this hand a bit more easy.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would löikely played the hand the same way.
      You have also backdoor heart draw, although he would likely shove turn, but sometimes he is giving up and you can shove yourself on the turn to take pot down or take free card.
      Turn is imo too big to fold to river bet, so you can easily shove yourself.