[NL2-NL10] NL50 - AK after 2 raises

    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (9 handed)

      Hero ($9.75)
      UTG ($34.25)
      UTG+1 ($76.05)
      MP1 ($42.15)
      MP2 ($48.75)
      MP3 ($9)
      CO ($40.65)
      Button ($29)
      SB ($10.45)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , K:diamond: .
      [color:#666666]5 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]CO raises to $1[/color], [color:#CC3333]Button raises to $2[/color], [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $9.75[/color], CO folds, Button calls $7.75.

      Flop: ($20.75) A:spade: , 7:club: , 7:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Turn: ($20.75) J:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      River: ($20.75) Q:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Final Pot: $20.75

      I figured CO min-raise could be a steal attempt and didn't see BU's min-re-raise as being very strong either. Was it OK to push here, or just fold?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 7 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Min-reraising a Min-raise from Late Position could mean anything. I guess I would raise to $6 here (some people but Short Stackes on AK if they push preflop after a raise on no callers, meaning when the pot is still small). But considering that you´re OOP I like your push. BU can hold Pocket Pairs here and wants to build a little pot preflop (since he is IP postflop).
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Humorously, BU also had AKo...split pot. After the rake I made $0.15 :rolleyes:
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      CO minraise could mean steal, but BU min re-raise shows strenght imo. Only hand that you can beat here imo is AQ, all the others hands you should be behind or coinflip. I think that there isn´t enough dead money in the pot to push all-in.
    • Berliner1982
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      It doesn´t mean to be a strong hand. He only minraises and allows the blinds to see the flop very cheap. So they good implieds to call with Pockets. And a hand like JJ+ does not wants to be against 2 or 3 opponents, since their is a bigger chance to be outdrawed. But a hand like 77, 88 or maybe AJ, AT, AK or high suited connecters might like to build a pot preflop to get paid off if they hit their set or what ever, since the BU is IP for all betting rounds and can control the pot.

      I have seen this a lot of times. And even if BU holds TT, JJ, QQ or AK, we still have some fold Equity, if he knows that we are a SS who has a really tight re-raising range.

      I´m sure that this play is at least a 50% Equity situation, if not much better for us.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Originally posted by Berliner1982
      I´m sure that this play is at least a 50% Equity situation, if not much better for us.
      OK, good. Thanks Berliner.
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      You´re welcome. I do my best, and like you can see I´m in charge now to evaluate every hand thats posted in SSS Sample Hands Forum. :)

      So feel free to post as many hands as you like.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      And you're doing a great job!!! Keep it up! :D

      Thanks for everything,
      Kknight