[NL2-NL10] NL50 AKo vs minR

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      MP3:
      $38.71
      CO:
      $41.69
      Hero:
      $10.00

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:heart: , K:spade:
      2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.00, CO calls $1.00, Hero raises to $4.00, 2 folds, MP3 calls $3.00, CO calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($12.75) 5:heart: , J:club: , 2:spade: (3 players)
      MP3 bets $1.50, CO folds, Hero calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($15.75) 3:club: (2 players)
      MP3 bets $4.00, Hero raises to $4.50 (All-In), MP3 calls $0.50.

      River: ($24.75) 2:heart: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $24.75

      Any thoughts?
      Thanks
  • 5 replies
    • Gonzo394
      Gonzo394
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 2,181
      I prefer pushing preflop, because if even one calls you have less than potsize left.

      on the flop pushing is very close I think. Since he gives you great odds I like calling.

      As played I would also have pushed since you hit your Backdoor-Draw, but again it's close.

      Would have simplified things to push preflop, wouldn't it?
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Would have simplified things to push preflop, wouldn't it?


      Yes indeed. I'm still struggling with the balance between wanting to keep life simple and wanting to maximise our profit against loose opponents.

      If we push, we most likely loose the business of both customers. On the other hand we don't have to do any thinking.
    • Gonzo394
      Gonzo394
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2007 Posts: 2,181
      believe me, you will be surprised what CO is calling here with ;)
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      I like pushing preflop too.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Pushing preflop is value maximalisation? =D

      You see 5 cards with a connector (=AKo) and probably be up against a range you beat preflop.

      As played, it is very tempting for Villains to call this 3bet since it is relatively cheap

      - Gerv