[NL20-NL50] NL 25 FR - AK limp/raise

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      UTG2:
      $11.67
      MP1:
      $24.51
      Hero:
      $26.57
      CO:
      $20.55

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:spade: , K:club:
      UTG2 calls $0.25, MP1 calls $0.25, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, CO calls $1.50, 4 folds, MP1 raises to $6.60, Hero raises to $26.57 (All-In), CO folds, MP1 calls $17.91 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $51.12

      MP1 limps. I make a standard raise. Then he limp/3bets me. I took this as a sign of weakness and pushed but later thought it might actually be a sign of real strength. What do other people make of these situations?
  • 5 replies
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      It is not completely unheard of, and something Ill do very rarely but occasionally in front of some very loose raisers, to limp monsters UTG hoping to re-raise and give the impression of 22-77 looking for a coinflip.
    • caltabiano
      caltabiano
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      l/r are more often than not monsters, as far as I know.


      And with AK, I'm hardly ever going broke pre-flop on a FR table.

      You could call his 3bet. Then you go broke if you hit and give it up if you don't hit. I think it's either that or fold, I don't like going broke here. I think you're very often behind.
    • Talic
      Talic
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2008 Posts: 1,851
      Originally posted by caltabiano
      l/r are more often than not monsters, as far as I know.


      And with AK, I'm hardly ever going broke pre-flop on a FR table.

      You could call his 3bet. Then you go broke if you hit and give it up if you don't hit. I think it's either that or fold, I don't like going broke here. I think you're very often behind.
      I like to get decided pf. so fold/5bet, I dont like calling
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      I have also seen many loose players limping their AA and then pushing after someone raises. I am definitely not going broke preflop. I am not even sure if I am calling here, I'd prefer to fold.
    • darkonebg
      darkonebg
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 17.01.2008 Posts: 9,508
      Really player dependant.
      Some do it with monsters, some do it with trash.
      Either shove and make a note(higher variance), or fold.