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[NL2-NL10] NL10 AKo

    • Skeat
      Joined: 18.08.2009 Posts: 493
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

      SB ($4.55)
      BB ($8.15)
      Hero (UTG) ($11.30)
      UTG+1 ($12.30)
      MP1 ($4.90)
      MP2 ($10)
      MP3 ($22.85)
      CO ($7.55)
      Button ($10)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A, K
      Hero bets $0.40, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.40, 1 fold, CO raises to $1, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.60, MP2 calls $0.60

      Flop: ($3.15) K, 8, 4 (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, 1 fold, CO raises to $6.55 (All-In), Hero calls $4.35

      Turn: ($16.25) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($16.25) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $16.25 | Rake: $0.80

      I'd say postflop was ok, but what about preflop?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I'd much rather 4bet AKo in that spot out of position if i feel villain is loose enough or if he's unknown. If he's tight over a decent sample, then for him to be making that small squeeze he's got to have a hand we're like flipping/dead against. TT+ will take the pot down if we miss, if we hit TT-QQ (KK if we hit the A) will be scared enough not to put much money in, and KK+ will get our stack no matter what in most cases.

      There is nothing wrong with not playing AK like the nuts against players who don't perceive that hand as the preflop nuts like we do, but playing it by calling out of position will usually not be profitable until you get to midstakes.

      Hope it helps.