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[NL2-NL10] AKo in the CO

    • mata123
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 202
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:club: , K:spade:
      2 folds, MP2 calls $0,02, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,10, BU calls $0,10, SB calls $0,09, BB calls $0,08, MP2 calls $0,08.

      Flop: ($0,50) 5:club: , A:spade: , A:heart: (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0,50) 8:spade: (5 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,12, BU raises to $0,24, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0,24, Hero raises to $1,46, BU raises to $0,81 (All-In), MP2 raises to $1,46 (All-In).

      River: ($4,23) 7:heart: (1 players)

      Final Pot: $4,23

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (Ac Ks)
      BU shows three of a kind, aces (Ad 9c)
      MP2 shows two pairs, aces and eights (8d 4c)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, aces (Ac Ks)

      It's okay here to check the flop,and to try to cbet on the turn to ''trap'' weaker heands,or the standard cbet is better in this type of situation
  • 1 reply
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992
      Hey! I'd cbet this flop for a couple of reasons:

      The value we get in this flop is from worse aces or from pp's. Aces are never folding regardless of how we play the hand. Most pp's are calling at least once. However, pp's such as 66 might fold if the turn is a K for example, as they weaken in value.

      So just bet it out. People won't try bluff into a 5way pot, so there's no value in bluff inducing here.

      Another reason for cbetting is that against 4 other players, your chances of being sucked out increase dramatically. Let's say our opponents hands are: 22-33-44-66. Each opponent only has 2 outs, but all of them combined have 8 outs! So we end up being outdrawn a decent portion of the time! And if somebody has a weaker ace such as A9 instead of our pocket pair, the number of cards that suck out on us increase even further.

      So we must cbet! Remember that even seemingly "invulnerable" hands are VERY vulnerable in big multiway pots ;-)