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[NL20-NL50] N50 AK in SB

    • purplefizz
      Joined: 12.03.2008 Posts: 4,508
      villain 9/9/45

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      SB ($60.92)
      Hero ($58.64)
      CO ($51.75)
      BTN ($81.50)

      Dealt to Hero K:club: A:club:

      CO raises to $1.75, fold, fold, Hero raises to $5, CO calls $3.25

      FLOP ($10.25) 4:heart: K:heart: 7:club:

      Hero bets $8, CO raises to $34.25, Hero?

      3bet and cbet standard. go broke or fold?
  • 2 replies
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Pretty ugly spot. But in a 3bet pot you aren't getting away even though he's a nit. The stats are sometimes deceiving in these situations, it's a resteal spot and people tend to freak out in them - sometimes you find a guy like this holding KQ here, and also AK pretty frequently. Sure, sometimes he has a set, but if you see him setmine in a 3bet pot with a small pocket then make a note on that. I don't see why he would shove a set like this on the flop though, when a flushdraw is rather unlikely in a 3bet pot and he is in position.

      Another thing, when you're in a 3bet pot you don't have to make your cbet so big. Something like $6.5 is sufficient. For one, it makes your c-bets with air cheaper. Secondly, draws are less likely in 3bet pots so you have less need for protection. And lastly, when you have a strong hand it makes you look weak and might induce something stupid =)
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      3bet a little bigger out of position preflop like $5.75, and c-bet smaller on the flop as Fongie said.

      On the flop i'm not folding, his line doesn't make any sense with anything stronger then your hand unless that's exactly what he wants you to think, we won't give him credit for that the first time. Shove it in and make a note on his play, whatever he had.

      Hope it helps.