[NL2-NL10] AK - out of position

    • czzoltan
      Joined: 17.02.2010 Posts: 12
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:heart: , K:spade:
      MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.04, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.04, BU calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.20, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.16, CO folds, BU calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.66) 7:spade: , 9:diamond: , 4:club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0.66) 9:club: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.06, BU calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06.

      River: ($0.84) 2:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.38, BU folds, Hero calls $0.38.

      Final Pot: $1.60

      I know it was a very bad play. I think it would have been better if I made a C-bet, but I was dealing with a kind of loose player and was afraid to bet when I'm out of position. I know I shouldn't have called on the river, but I thought he had something like JT.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I think your line is okay until the river actually, where i'd just fold. These suckbet / medium bet usually are more indicative of a player trying to sucker you in than of a someone trying to bluff you.

      Alternatively you can just shove the flop since they're both shorties, your overcards are very often live even if you're behind so you have 25% equity at worse, and sometimes they'll call it off with worse overcards too.

      Either way it's fine in my opinion.

      Hope it helps.