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[NL2-NL10] AKo

    • franeczek
      Joined: 22.03.2009 Posts: 2,439
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (5 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from

      BB ($18.07)
      Button ($3.65)
      Hero (MP) ($10.27)
      SB ($10.20)
      UTG ($13)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A, K
      1 fold, Hero bets $0.30, 2 folds, BB raises $1.30, Hero raises $9.97 (All-In), BB calls $8.87

      Flop: ($20.59) 10, 7, 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: ($20.59) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($20.59) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $20.59

      Villian is 29/22/3.4 (VPIP/PFR/AF)with 9% 3-bet( 12%sb or bb). Do you think that this is a good idea to shove/call in preflop with that hand. For a month I haven't seen anyone calling me with worser hand than KK+ :f_mad:

      Would be line 4-bet/fold better or after 4-bet I have to always call?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Do the math and see for yourself once and for all :)

      In general terms, if you think you can 4-bet AK, this means his 3-betting range is rather wide. There is no sense in you 4betting if he's only 3-betting AK/QQ+, you're likely better off calling with it or even (God forbid..) folding it.

      If he indeed has other hands than AK/QQ+ in his 3-betting range, even if he's only 5-betting KK+, that means he'll 3-bet/fold the rest of the hands. The dead money you pick up when he 3-bet/folds makes up for the equity disadvantage you have when you get it in against KK+ a lot more quickly than most people think.

      If he's really 3-betting 12% from the blinds against you, shoving there is still massively +ev.

      Hope it helps.