[NL2-NL10] NL50 - AK Miss in a re-raised pot

    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (8 handed)

      MP1 ($10.20)
      Hero ($10)
      CO ($31.70)
      Button ($27)
      SB ($24.50)
      BB ($46.30)
      UTG ($30.45)
      UTG+1 ($30.05)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:club: , A:diamond: .
      [color:#CC3333]UTG raises to $2[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $6[/color], [color:#666666]4 folds[/color], UTG calls $4.

      Flop: ($12.75) 6:diamond: , 2:spade: , 5:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]UTG bets $5[/color], Hero calls $4 (All-In).

      Turn: ($20.75) 7:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      River: ($20.75) 2:club: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Final Pot: $20.75

      I've only got $4 left in $12.75 pot ($16.75 after his bet (ignoring the extra dollar since I've only got $4,)) so strictly following the strategy, I have to call the flop. Isn't there a pretty good chance that I'm up against a pocket pair here? And I've missed the flop completely. Should I have thought about folding on the flop, or are the pot odds too good?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 5 replies
    • Chiller3k
      Chiller3k
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      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 4,326
      that's the reason why i would push preflop ;)
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      As Berliner frequently points out, if you push preflop with AK, you have to do it with AA, KK, QQ, etc as well since many people will put a short-stack on AK if they push for a reraise. No dead money in the pot (aside from the blinds) so I think standard re-raise should be fine here.

      Kknight
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Ok lets see. Unless he plays tricky his hand range should be AK, AQ, AJ, 99-JJ.
      Sometimes he might has a FD here.

      So you have 2 Overcards and a Backdoor Flushdraw. With discounting against a possible FD you should have 6 Outs here and sometimes you might be ahead (even AQ, AK, AJ could push here if they are bad).

      I think its ok.

      But keep in mind, this "re-raise 3x times even with AK, goes better for higher limits beginning with NL $100). But I still like that hand. You go broke any way.

      With reads on your Opponent you even might find a fold here.
    • Nunki
      Nunki
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      Originally posted by Berliner1982

      With reads on your Opponent you even might find a fold here.

      If UTG is so tight that you might want to fold the flop then the correct move would have been to fold PF. If UTG's range is like JJ+,AK you are still priced in to call here. NH as played.
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      @Nunki

      In my last sentence I wasn´t talking about the Flop anymore. Maybe I should point it out more in the future. Thought that was obvious after I wrote that I liked that hand. ;)

      So to clearify that, I meant with a read you can find a fold preflop here.