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[NL2-NL10] NL4 Minraised contibet with AK

    • Oly0909
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 856
      Cake - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $1.10
      MP+1: $7.06
      CO: $4.06
      BTN: $3.27
      SB: $2.76
      BB: $3.96
      Hero (UTG): $4.19
      UTG+1: $3.86

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has A:heart: K:club:

      Hero raises to $0.16, fold, fold, MP+1 calls $0.16, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.38, 2 players) 3:spade: J:heart: 8:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.26, MP+1 raises to $0.52, fold

      MP+1 wins $0.84

      On normal raise I'm folding, if I'm called I'm check/folding, but what to do with this minraise? Is he just bluffing back at me, or he really want me to call this? I know You can never know for shure, but based on your experience, against unknown, what do You do here?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      You fold until he's not an unknown anymore :p The point is against most players if they aren't bluffing you have virtually no outs, and if you turn a top pair you'll end up getting stacked because even tho it would be the correct play most of the time, you won't find it in you to fold regardless of having improved.

      Once you start knowing the guy a bit more and you realize he's either a bluff-machine fish or a slightly better than usual reg who's often making that play against other regs, you can think about doing something with your AK-high. You'll still be out of position with no pair tho, so it'll be tough regardless.

      Hope it helps.