[NL2-NL10] NL5 "AKs"

    • Monkeye
      Monkeye
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.07.2009 Posts: 1,201
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2(Hero):
      $5.00
      MP1:
      $10.07
      MP2:
      $8.22
      MP3:
      $12.06
      CO:
      $5.76
      BU:
      $10.25
      SB:
      $13.41
      BB:
      $5.40
      UTG1:
      $5.47


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, A.
      UTG1 raises to $0.40, Hero?


      I had no Idea what to do I am the one who want aggression with this cards so call is bad I think. Than I have 2 options Reraise 3x = $1.20 or Fold.
  • 4 replies
    • shivas80
      shivas80
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2008 Posts: 573
      well, why it's bad? you are in position i would (in most cases) just call in this position to see cheap flop. As AKs is strong hand but it's just 2 overcards in best case preflop.

      If i miss the flop, there is no flush draw... in most cases i fold it on c-bet.

      If i hit it... just reraise jis c-bet.

      P.S. just recalled one story in local casino... one guy says to me... you know why AK is better than KK? It's better becoz you can fold it preflop :)

      But imo i would follow the SHC exactly... as i recall (not used for ages, as i play SH) it says reraise. :) ... and then reevaluate on flop..
    • rickydaprince
      rickydaprince
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      I think either 3bet or fold. If you call, you have to fold too many times because you miss more than you hit.
    • altruist
      altruist
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.05.2007 Posts: 121
      Raise it. On the flop, play it like you had aces or kings. When you're put to a stack commitment bet, then you take the time to evaluate whether your real hand is worth continuing or not.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      You can't really go wrong without reads as long as you don't fold it, both options are viable.

      It mostly depends on how UTG1 is playing. The looser he is the more you want to reraise him, the tighter he is the more flatcalling seems appropriate given that his range from under the gun should be strong.


      Hope it helps.