[NL2] AK vs bad flop...

    • pexer0
      pexer0
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      PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 191 BB (VPIP: 32.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 25)
      Hero (SB): 102.5 BB
      BB: 174 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
      UTG: 73 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 10)
      CO: 40 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB, CO posts penalty blind 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 2.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: K:club:

      UTG calls 1 BB, CO checks, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, fold, UTG calls 3 BB, CO calls 3 BB

      Flop: (13 BB, 3 players) 2:club: 9:club: 5:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets 6.5 BB, fold, fold

      CO wins 12.5 BB

      What do you think about my whole play?
  • 6 replies
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
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      I have moved your hand to our hand discussion board, because it’s fits better there.
      I would most likely raise pre-flop a little bit more. I would raise 3x pus 1bb per limper and that’s now 5bb in total. The rest of the hand seems standard for me. We don’t beat something against 2 players and if the CO was bluffing it’s too bad.

      cheers,
      SDK1987
    • insomnia666
      insomnia666
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      iso raise at least 5bb. Can be bet on the flop 60%, but check and give up is a little better.
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Betting the flop wouldn't be bad but I think I like checking more.
      But I'm not sure if this is a clear check fold. You still have 2 overcards and some backdoor draws, giving up vs a single bet looks quite weak.
    • pexer0
      pexer0
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      Thank you guys!!
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Yea raise to 5bb or 6 preflop. Postflop i'd opt to bet here around half pot. They most likely missed the flop so they'll have to fold often. Otherwise we still have ~6 outs to hit toppair.
    • Bakerrr
      Bakerrr
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      Raise bigger preflop. Flop is fine to continue, anywhere from 25-60% pot seems reasonable, just make sure you do the same thing with some of your value hands. I'd cbet all of my A:club: Kx or AxK:club: . Or you can comfortably check call the flop with this hand and just play the pot odds on turn.