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[NL10] 3bet spot AK

    • jimecek
      Joined: 13.09.2011 Posts: 102
      PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.05/$0.10 - 6 players
      Hand delivered by Upswing Poker

      UTG: $10.66 (107 bb)
      MP: $3.47 (35 bb)
      CO: $10.30 (103 bb)
      BU: $8.35 (84 bb)
      SB (Hero): $14.99 (150 bb)
      BB: $12.27 (123 bb)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15) Hero is SB with K A
      3 players fold, BTN raises to $0.25, Hero 3-bets to $0.90, 1 fold, BTN calls $0.65

      Flop: ($1.90) 3 8 J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($1.90) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.09, Hero calls $1.09

      River: ($4.08) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.20, SB (Hero) folds

      Total pot: $4.08 (Rake: $0.18)
      BU wins $3.90

      Can i fold turn ? Cen i call river ? i have good odds but what he bets for value by check on the flop
  • 4 replies
    • DecMate
      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 1,478
      Why do you call the turn? You have nothing.
      You can lead the turn yourself for half pot and follow up on the river, but calling isn't an option here.
    • MatoStar
      Joined: 22.07.2017 Posts: 186
      I would prefer cbet on the flop around 25-30%, because we are preflop agressor and we have in our range more nuts combos than our opponent and we can also barel K,A turn and our hand is pretty good, so we dont want to go check/fold on the flop. But check/call probably can be ok fine on some smaller sizing, but we want to cbet otf the most of our range imo.
    • RubbyDubby
      Joined: 15.02.2018 Posts: 193
      You only beat AQ when you start calling there. I think he had some PP.

      I always c-bet a flop here. A lot of AK AQ smaller PP will fold.
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Flop: Either line is fine, AK by default has to be called once and then you can fold vs the 2nd barrel.
      A fish is very likely to take this line with a midpair but he will also have plenty of bluffs and vs a half pot bet you only need to be good like 26-28% of the time. I would probably call the river but it's close.