[NL2-NL10] FR NL25 AK cbet.

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5.00
      UTG1:
      $15.69
      MP3:
      $7.82
      CO:
      $15.56

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K:heart: , A:heart:
      UTG1 calls $0.25, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, CO calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, CO calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($4.10) Q:diamond: , T:heart: , T:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.25 (All-In), CO calls $3.25.

      Final Pot: $10.60

      Thoughts:
      - Preflop is standard I think. 4BB + 3BB (limpers) = $1.75

      - Flop against 1 opponent should I cbet?
      If I cbet 1/2 the pot this is more than half my remaining stack so I have to push instead. This means my cbet is more like 3/4 of the pot.

      How often does he have to fold to make this profitable and does he have enough hands in the range here to fold.
  • 9 replies
    • wuusaa
      wuusaa
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.05.2007 Posts: 455
      standard hand, NH

      [other possibility: push preflop]
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Joined: 25.07.2008 Posts: 2,019
      Hi Phil,

      Nice hand, well played.

      Regards,
      -Steve
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      When you sit in the blinds and there are 3+ limpers just push preflop, I find it easier and more profitable to play.
    • TheBu11d0g
      TheBu11d0g
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      Joined: 25.07.2008 Posts: 2,019
      Hi burek,

      Thats sounds an interesting play.

      Would you do that with all the starting hands or just certain ones.

      Regards,
      -Steve
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Originally posted by TheBu11d0g
      Hi burek,

      Thats sounds an interesting play.

      Would you do that with all the starting hands or just certain ones.

      Regards,
      -Steve
      i think i would do this for weaker hands and do a normal sized raise with my stronger hands so that i get action
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Originally posted by Smileyphil

      How often does he have to fold to make this profitable and does he have enough hands in the range here to fold.
      you dont need a high fold equity. you are doing well with 2 overcards, a gutshot, and a backdoor flushdraw
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by TheBu11d0g
      Hi burek,

      Thats sounds an interesting play.

      Would you do that with all the starting hands or just certain ones.

      Regards,
      -Steve
      Yes, with all hands, but at lowest limits it's better to raise monsters as mbml said, but otherwise you can push anytwo from SHC. It's specially profitable with hands that play bad postflop.
    • dadude77
      dadude77
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      Joined: 26.10.2008 Posts: 1,516
      Gerv reccomended this to me and i've been doing it as well. with KK+/ sometimes QQ depending on the players i've been just normal raising, but 3 limpers plus for 88-JJ, AQ, AK insta push. does make it quite swingy though
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      You play OOP and I see that one of them will call you so I prefer pushing preflop. Ofcourse you can raise QQ+ normally to get some more value out of those but pushing preflop looks 'weak' and fishes will make Herocalls with worser hands :)

      This play is also fine Phil but with AKs, chances are higher you miss the flop than you would hit something (33% you hit a pair++, 66% you dont hit a pair ;) )

      Best regards,
      Gerv