[NL2-NL10] AK all-in?

    • marselio
      Joined: 27.01.2009 Posts: 61
      PokerStars Game #25976975787: Hold'em No Limit ($0.02/$0.05) - 2009/03/15 2:40:20 ET
      Table 'Thusnelda II' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
      Seat 1: zepps_1-0 ($9.50 in chips)
      Seat 2: Johnmono381 ($2 in chips)
      Seat 3: marselio ($5.36 in chips)
      Seat 4: BlueGuy52 ($8.78 in chips)
      Seat 5: Koltsoff ($5.14 in chips)
      Seat 6: Str8_RaZer ($9.88 in chips)
      Seat 7: ThaRippa85 ($4.27 in chips)
      Seat 8: weening6 ($9.10 in chips)
      Seat 9: Cy_Kotic1 ($9.73 in chips)
      zepps_1-0: posts small blind $0.02
      Johnmono381: posts big blind $0.05
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to marselio [Kd Ad]
      marselio: raises $0.15 to $0.20
      BlueGuy52: folds
      Koltsoff: folds
      Str8_RaZer: folds
      ThaRippa85: raises $0.80 to $1
      weening6: folds
      Cy_Kotic1: folds
      zepps_1-0: folds
      Johnmono381: folds
      marselio: raises $2 to $3
      ThaRippa85: raises $1.27 to $4.27 and is all-in
      marselio: calls $1.27
      *** FLOP *** [Qd 7h 6h]
      *** TURN *** [Qd 7h 6h] [4s]
      *** RIVER *** [Qd 7h 6h 4s] [5d]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      marselio: shows [Kd Ad] (high card Ace)
      ThaRippa85: shows [Qc Qs] (three of a kind, Queens)
      ThaRippa85 collected $8.21 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $8.61 | Rake $0.40
      Board [Qd 7h 6h 4s 5d]
      Seat 1: zepps_1-0 (small blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 2: Johnmono381 (big blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 3: marselio showed [Kd Ad] and lost with high card Ace
      Seat 4: BlueGuy52 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 5: Koltsoff folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 6: Str8_RaZer folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 7: ThaRippa85 showed [Qc Qs] and won ($8.21) with three of a kind, Queens
      Seat 8: weening6 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 9: Cy_Kotic1 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
  • 4 replies
    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Getting all in preflop AK isnt a target of mine, but im not going to cry if it happens.

      Problem is you have the (slight) worst of it vs any pocket pair QQ and down, throw in the rake and all in AK is a little bit negative EV. Not many will shove with you for AQ AJ AT KQ...

      As played I think I am calling the $1 and seeing a flop instead of 3-betting and letting QQ get all in for a 52% coinflip. The beauty of AK is if you miss you arnt married to it and can let go, where AA KK QQ tends to be an expensive divorce.
    • soucy
      Joined: 28.11.2006 Posts: 2,092
      Please stop minraising preflop. Raise 4 bb.

      Going preflop all in on the micro's isn't a big fault. I think it is +EV because most of the players on that limit are overplaying so many worser hands.
    • Maniatrix
      Joined: 01.11.2008 Posts: 656
      He did raise to 4bb, this is nl5

      Anyways, I wouldn't fold AK here, I'd just stick it in preflop. Believe it or not but some opponents will show you AQ or AJ here. The opponent has 80bb and people with 80bb is generally bad. I could have simply called if playing for 200bb against one of the big stacks.
    • TribunCaesar
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      looks like a nh. pls use a converter though.

      Best regards,