[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKs

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      hi

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.31
      BB:
      $1.31
      UTG1:
      $0.40
      UTG2:
      $0.93
      MP1:
      $3.10
      MP2:
      $0.40
      MP3(Hero):
      $1.97
      CO:
      $3.16
      BU:
      $3.84


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, CO folds, BU calls $0.12, 3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.28, BU calls $0.28, MP2 calls $0.18(All-In).

      One person has a very short stack, he went all in, should I have just called?

      Flop: ($1.25) J, 8, 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BU calls $0.50.

      Maybe this continuation bet was wrong? I'm effectively bluffing in a fair sized pot with nothing. Was really hoping he would fold.

      Turn: ($2.25) T (3 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.25, Hero folds.

      I decided I couldn't put anymore money in the pot.

      River: ($4.5) K (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.5.

      Results follow:

      BU shows a pair of tens(9c Tc).
      MP2 shows a pair of jacks(As Jh).

      BU wins with a pair of tens(9c Tc).
      MP2 wins with a pair of jacks(As Jh).

      Both opponents hands turned out to be trash.
  • 2 replies
    • TheBrood
      TheBrood
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.07.2008 Posts: 4,383
      Try and go all in pf, AK is the nuts on NL2(and other limits). Raise big like the strat says and dont allow them to see a cheap flop. AK doesnt hit that much on the flop so preferably allin pf. This way you will see all streets np.

      I would rather he folded his pp pf for a small pot than hope to hit postflop as a small underdog. You want pp to fold and AQ- to call.

      Postflop dont bluff, they will not fold if they have any pair or draw.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by TheBrood
      Try and go all in pf, AK is the nuts on NL2(and other limits). Raise big like the strat says and dont allow them to see a cheap flop. AK doesnt hit that much on the flop so preferably allin pf. This way you will see all streets np.

      I would rather he folded his pp pf for a small pot than hope to hit postflop as a small underdog. You want pp to fold and AQ- to call.

      Postflop dont bluff, they will not fold if they have any pair or draw.
      +1
      I´d also just shove AK pf.