[NL2-NL10] AK unimproved decision

    • antonio47211
      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 129
      Rush poker hand, if that makes any difference

      UTG+1 ($10.10)
      MP1 ($14.66)
      MP2 ($10.80)
      MP3 ($10)
      CO ($6)
      Button ($13.48)
      SB ($3.80)
      Hero (BB) ($17.30)
      UTG ($12.19)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, K
      6 folds, Button calls $0.10, SB calls $0.05, Hero bets $0.50, Button raises to $1.60, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.10

      I thought about reraising here, but chose a cautious way. His range IMO here is AJ+, any PP.

      Flop: ($3.30) 5, 7, 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, Button bets $3.30, Hero ???
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I don't like calling the 3-bet out of position, either he's spazzing out for some reason (his limps get raised all day long and he's had enough) or he was trapping with something that AK isn't doing so well with. Because we can't know which it is since it's readless rush poker, us continuing in the dark will usually only result in us losing more money (we'll miss the flop 2/3 of the time anyway and be forced to check/fold especially if it turns out our "outs" are in his hand, even if we hit it might not be good against his trapping range and we might lose a stack...). So I'll usually just pitch it, make a note on his play in case I somehow end up in that situation against him again, and move on to the next hand.

      Hope it helps.