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[NL2-NL10] NL10 how to play preflop

    • Rauno9
      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 57
      Hard situation for me. What to do?

      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      9 players
      Converted at

      UTG BearlyAlive ($11.76)
      UTG+1 AngelinaMC10 ($8.92)
      MP1 BlakyJacky ($10.09)
      MP2 SuperDuke52 ($18.05)
      MP3 Alf080 ($10.00)
      CO daffy duke ($7.93)
      BTN k4koo ($1.85)
      SB gkiller2009 ($12.41)
      BB Hero ($10.00)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 9 players) Hero is BB A:spade: K:spade:
      2 folds, BlakyJacky raises to $0.40, SuperDuke52 raises to $0.80, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.70, BlakyJacky calls $0.40

      Flop: 7:spade: J:club: 3:heart: ($2.45, 3 players)
      Hero checks, BlakyJacky checks, SuperDuke52 bets $1, Hero folds, BlakyJacky folds
  • 5 replies
    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      I have an easy raise here against unknown. If you have a read that he minraises like that only with premium hands like QQ+ than you can fold it, but calling is the worst play here for me. You don't have position, you don't have the initiative, the initial raiser may wake up with a big hand and raise again.
    • nafar84
      Joined: 20.09.2008 Posts: 546
      I really prefer to depend on reads & stats in this situation. With AK IMO it's always situational - there is no "right" play to stick to all the time.

      If both players have been active preflop then I'd definitely consider 4betting and trying to get it in, also to eliminate positional disadvantage postflop or at least take someone heads-up.

      If superduke guy has been passive then min3bets from such players usually indicate big strength, so it's probably ok to take a flop here but be very careful.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      I definitely 4bet here & c-bet flop.
    • srohack
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 1,908
      4 beting is better then calling this minraises unless they arent super nits
      as played on the flop you have to give up
    • Rauno9
      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 57
      Thank you all for your replys, very useful