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$1 180-man, AK action pre-flop

    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 399
      PokerStars, $0.91 + $0.09 - Hold'em No Limit - 10/20 (3 ante) - 9 players

      UTG (Hero): 1,610 (81 bb)
      UTG+1: 1,632 (82 bb)
      MP: 1,323 (66 bb)
      MP+1: 1,737 (87 bb)
      LP: 2,852 (143 bb)
      CO: 1,375 (69 bb)
      BU: 1,228 (61 bb)
      SB: 1,563 (78 bb)
      BB: 1,692 (85 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (57) Hero is UTG with A K
      Hero raises to 50, UTG+1 calls 50, MP 3-bets to 80, 4 players fold, SB calls 70, 1 fold, Hero 4-bets to 400, UTG+1 5-bets to 1,629 (all-in), MP calls 1,240 (all-in), 1 fold, Hero calls 1,207 (all-in)

      Flop: (4,661) T 3 J (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Turn: (4,661) 4 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      River: (4,661) 5 (3 players, 3 all-in)

      Total pot: 4,661

      Showdown:
      UTG+1 shows T T (three of a kind, Tens)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 57%, Flop: 84%, Turn: 90%, River: 100%)

      UTG (Hero) shows A K (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 34%, Flop: 14%, Turn: 10%, River: 0%)

      MP shows A 9 (high card, Ace)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 8%, Flop: 2%, Turn: <1%, River: 0%)

      UTG+1 wins 4,661

      Hi,

      Very start of the tournament, so no stats yet. MP played 1 hand out of 8 and limped it, so can be considered fishy unless proven otherwise?

      UTG+1 is the player who worries me. Complete unknown, 4 hands prior to this one, and the only one they played was QJo they open-raised in SB vs BB. Not much to go on. They seem to be showing a lot of strenght calling a UTG open and then shoving on top of a 4-bet. Think I would fold AQ here, but AK seems too strong to fold even against this action

      What do you guys think?

      Thanks!
  • 1 reply
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 37,800
      Interesting spot for sure against 2 all-inns, but you need to win only 25,9% (1.207/4.661) of the time to make this call profitable against both players and I think you will have it against 2 players, but this is a variance spot for sure.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987