[NL20-NL50] AKc utg2 - TPTK

    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
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      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A:club: , K:club:
      UTG folds, UTG1 raises to $2.00, Hero calls $2.00, 7 folds.

      Flop: ($4.75) K:heart: , Q:diamond: , 2:heart: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $3.00, Hero raises to $9.00, UTG1 calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($22.75) 9:spade: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $12.00, Hero calls $12.00.

      River: ($46.75) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $24.50, Hero calls $24.50.

      Final Pot: $95.75

      Felt like he was on a draw since he calls my flop raise and bets small on turn. Was unsure wether to call river, should I shove my last $3+ instead of calling?
  • 6 replies
    • rex99
      Joined: 20.11.2008 Posts: 4,856
      i'm not shure, but i prefer a 3bet pre flop.
    • BogdanDin7
      Joined: 29.04.2008 Posts: 1,114
      I would also 3-bet it pf even tho he raises from UTG1 AKs is good enough for a 3-bet because you don`t want to give odds to players behind you to call IP and make this a multiway pot. AK plays itself better in HU.
      As played you only have 25 hands on him but he seems to like to play a lot of hands and tends to go to showdown with them and he seems to be on the agressive side. Against him I`m raising turn for value and protection. I think he can still call with fd there , pair + gutshot type of hands , pair + fd.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504

      Preflop: I don't like to Call in such situation, I either fold it or raise it up. With Calling you are just giving great odds for others to Call.

      As played
      Raising on flop is definitely fine but I would likely raise on turn also and go broke there, otherwise if I don't want to go broke there then just fold.

      Best regards,
    • TheBrood
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      If I 3bet pf, what do I do if 4-betted behind? And what do I do if UTG1 4bets?
    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      You usually fold. If someone raises after a raise and a reraise from early positions he usually has you beat. The same goes for a 4better from utg.
    • Bierbaer
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      The call preflop is totally fine!
      If it was offsuit i'd prefer a 3bet most of the time since the playability of the hand is a lot worse.
      The problem with 3betting is that you isolate yourself against stronger hands.
      If a player 4bets behind you, you can safely fold the hand against most players given the position you 3bet in.

      As played i'd just call the flop. There is no point in raising, he'll fold all worse hands (except for some FDs, but that's a very small part of his range given the position he openraises in) - but certainly no better hand.