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[NL2-NL10] NL10 AK flop 57K against 2 callers - 1/2 bet?

    • Ratinha
      Ratinha
      Gold
      Joined: 19.05.2009 Posts: 4
      Hi,

      When I floped top pair with AK and 2 callers I bet only 1/2 pot to keep them in. one called, the other folded. Was this wrong? or just a bad beat?

      thanks, R

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $3.90
      MP2:
      $5.02
      MP3:
      $9.85
      CO:
      $11.12
      BU:
      $10.43
      SB:
      $19.98
      BB:
      $3.87
      UTG1:
      $18.26
      UTG2(Hero):
      $1.90

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A, K.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.4, MP1 calls $0.40, 5 folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.25) 7, 5, K (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.59, MP1 calls $0.59, BB folds.

      Turn: ($2.43) 6 (2 players)
      Hero raises to $0.91(All-In), MP1 calls $0.91.

      River: ($4.25) 6 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.25.

      Results follow:

      MP1 shows three of a kind, sixs (4 6)
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and sixs (A K)
      MP1 wins with three of a kind, sixs (4 6).
  • 2 replies
    • nworb200
      nworb200
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 49
      I don't think 1/2 pot is too bad.

      You had TPTK against a rainbow board with an unlikely straight draw (unlikely that anyone will hit on the turn to improve to a hand that beats yours) so you may as well try to draw as much money out as you can.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi Ratinha,

      Playing it this way is okay but if u shove directly , you are pretty sure you played well as mathematically speaking, you give them the odds to call.

      The river is a bad beat , no worries :) !

      - Gerv