[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKo

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Was my preflop play ok? This is why I don't like AK starting hands, I thought I was going to lose this for sure but river brought me an ace.

      I won this pot, so resulted are there if you want to see, as post flop doesn't really matter.

      Thanks a lot


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3(Hero):
      $2.53
      CO:
      $0.31
      BU:
      $5.07
      SB:
      $7.04
      BB:
      $1.73
      UTG1:
      $0.84
      UTG2:
      $0.72
      MP1:
      $1.74
      MP2:
      $2.33

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, K.
      UTG1 raises to $0.06, UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.26, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $1, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.78(All-In), MP1 raises to $1.74(All-In), Hero calls $0.74.

      Flop: ($4.35) 2, J, 4 (3 players)

      Turn: ($4.35) 8 (3 players)

      River: ($4.35) A (3 players)

      Final Pot: $4.35.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      UTG1 shows a pair of kings (Kd Kc)
      Hero shows a pair of aces (As Kh)
      MP1 shows a pair of queens (Qd Qc)
      Hero wins with a pair of aces (As Kh).
  • 3 replies
    • rickydaprince
      rickydaprince
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      Actually against 2 front raises I would prefer to fold. But on NL2 they would shove with pretty much any marginal hand like KQ, AQ, AJ. So if you can deal with the variance with this play, then it's ok.
    • delete461
      delete461
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      Originally posted by rickydaprince
      Actually against 2 front raises I would prefer to fold. But on NL2 they would shove with pretty much any marginal hand like KQ, AQ, AJ. So if you can deal with the variance with this play, then it's ok.
      +1.

      The strategy articles say fold AK with a 3-bet in front of you, but shoving isnt really a mistake especially on NL2.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      getting there all-in is fine
      nh