[NL2-NL10] NL10 AKs

    • kourou
      kourou
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2008 Posts: 54
      HI,

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $1.85
      MP1:
      $4.63
      MP2:
      $2.29
      MP3:
      $3.65
      CO:
      $2.60
      BU:
      $11.08
      SB:
      $1.90
      BB:
      $2.00

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, K.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.4, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $1.2, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.80.

      Flop: ($2.55) T, 9, 9 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero raises to $1.4, MP2 calls $1.09(All-In).

      Turn: ($5.04) 3 (2 players)

      River: ($5.04) 6 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $5.04.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of nines (A K)
      MP2 shows a pair of nines (A Q)
      Hero wins with a pair of nines (A K).

      was I right to shove on the flop ?
      thanks
  • 6 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello,

      Nice hand, well played.

      Best regards,
      Rensu
    • tonnek
      tonnek
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.02.2009 Posts: 413
      Doesn't the strategy say to go all-in if there was a rais before you? You raised three times the raise. Is it because you have already more than 25BB? Can someone explain me the play here.
    • sm112
      sm112
      Black
      Joined: 14.10.2008 Posts: 213
      I would have pushed all-in preflop, as played postflop shove is ok.
    • kourou
      kourou
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2008 Posts: 54
      yeah, I 3bet him because I had $2,60, but I was pushing every flop here
    • dandycal
      dandycal
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      But villain was also a shortie, you'd be betting only 2,29.. So I would also push pre-flop.

      And as played, push is correct as c-bet here.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by sm112
      I would have pushed all-in preflop, as played postflop shove is So-So.
      I fixed your post ;)

      Because you have to look at 1) The Effective stack between the players & 2) look beyond what is going to happen on the flop whenever he calls.

      Well point 1 is that mostly you ( as shortstack) have the effective stack but now you see that your opponent has has an even smaller stack ($2.29 against your $2.6)

      Therefore you have to play accordingly to that, $1.2/$2.29 = 52% of his stack when you reraise so thats why I go all-in as well.

      Furthermore point 2 is that whenever he calls, just as you see here. His remaining stack is $1.09 and the pot is $2.55 meaning that he is committed and will not fold. Your conti bet is like way above $1.09 so thats why I prefer pushing preflop with the best hand since you only hit a K or A , 28.9% of the time.

      - Gerv