[NL2-NL10] AK showdown value

    • Sonydahaka
      Sonydahaka
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2008 Posts: 392
      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      Hero (UTG) ($10.05)
      UTG+1 ($5.90)
      CO ($14.15)
      BTN ($0.70)
      SB ($5.50)
      BB ($6.45)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 6 players) Hero is UTG A:diamond: K:club:
      Hero raises to $0.40, UTG+1 calls $0.40, CO calls $0.40, 3 folds

      Flop: 3:heart: 4:club: 5:heart: ($1.35, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, UTG+1 folds, CO calls $0.70

      Turn: 4:diamond: ($2.75, 2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

      River: 6:heart: ($3.75, 2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50

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      How should i play this hand on such a board, and how can i make my opponent fold a pocket pair in this situation? I think there is no way and this is an example of playing wrong AK.
  • 2 replies
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Not the greatest flop ever for a cbet (hard to see how PFA hit this flop) however we do have 10 outs instead of 6 (gutshot). Probably play cbet (representing overpair) then check-fold if called.

      As played you couldnt possibly fold the turn to CO's 18% pot bet as it gave you drawing odds to gutshot + AK, assuming they are clean outs and CO doesnt already have the house.

      River is check-fold as you dont really have much showdown value. Any 2, any 7, any flush, any PP has you covered and is probably not going to fold often enough to make a decent bluff (pot-size, so $4.75 representing AhKh) worthwhile.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Preflop: OK.
      Flop: I don't like to C-Bet at all into multiway pot and the board is very ugly also.
      As played
      Turn: I don't like Calling here, for example if there comes A :heart: or K :heart: , you can't really go broke with it because he could be trying to get cheap flushdraw. So I would prefer to give up Check/Fold.