[NL2-NL10] Ak Oop

    • Xiven
      Xiven
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2009 Posts: 16
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $7.95
      SB:
      $9.70
      BB:
      $10.00
      UTG2:
      $14.60
      MP1:
      $11.10
      MP2:
      $9.85
      MP3 (Hero):
      $10.60
      CO:
      $10.40


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, CO folds, BU raises to $0.70, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.55) T, 7, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, BU raises to $7.25(All-In), Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.75.




      When I just called the raise I gave up initiative and probably shouldn't have bet the flop, but i was hoping to make a semi-convening bet (~pot sized) in the hopes that he would fold if he had a worse AX hand.

      The villain wasn't really getting involved in too many hands since I sat at the table and I'm not yet comfortable 3 betting (or at least not in that position with AK).

      Should I be 3 betting AK there? By his flop play I would expect a 4 bet all in if I had 3 bet him which would've resulted in me folding anyways.
  • 2 replies
    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      Without having a few more reads/notes on villiian I think I might just fold preflop to avoid the awkward situations which can arise from playing it OOP w/o initiative.

      His 3-bet his like just over min3bet and so this is sort of sending off alarm bells to me already - especially if you say he is tight. I mean ofc some people do it with trash but I often find the more weaker, tighter players are doing it with AA - and you do say he is tight.

      If i knew his 3bet range was pretty wide then I think you could just consider 4bet/shoving here but until I have a bit better feel for this range I think its just best to avoid awkward spots like this altogether.

      On flop - even if his 3bet range is pretty wide like 99+/AQ+ then you're only really getting AQ to fold imo so its a waste of a bet - just check/fold.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by amplifyd
      Without having a few more reads/notes on villiian I think I might just fold preflop to avoid the awkward situations which can arise from playing it OOP w/o initiative.

      His 3-bet his like just over min3bet and so this is sort of sending off alarm bells to me already - especially if you say he is tight. I mean ofc some people do it with trash but I often find the more weaker, tighter players are doing it with AA - and you do say he is tight.

      If i knew his 3bet range was pretty wide then I think you could just consider 4bet/shoving here but until I have a bit better feel for this range I think its just best to avoid awkward spots like this altogether.

      On flop - even if his 3bet range is pretty wide like 99+/AQ+ then you're only really getting AQ to fold imo so its a waste of a bet - just check/fold.
      This ;)