[NL2-NL10] NL5 - Squeezed 4way IP w/ AKs

    • Kaabr
      Joined: 20.11.2009 Posts: 91
      BB: $7.68
      UTG: $7.18
      UTG+1: $5.00
      UTG+2: $14.18
      MP1: $3.51 - 40/13/1 in 85 hands.
      MP2: $3.64 - 48/5/0.5 in 22 hands.
      CO: $8.91
      Hero (BTN): $9.56
      SB: $27.80 - 27/4/1.4 in 71 hands.

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with A :diamond: K :diamond:
      3 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, MP2 calls $0.30, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.20, SB calls $1.18, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.90, MP2 calls $0.90

      Flop: ($4.85) T :spade: 7 :heart: Q :spade: (4 players)
      SB checks, MP1 bets $0.05, MP2 calls $0.05, Hero calls $0.05, SB calls $0.05

      Turn: ($5.05) A :heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, MP1 bets $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20, Hero raises to $2.50, SB folds, MP1 calls $2.06 all in, MP2 folds

      River: ($9.77) 8 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Stats up ahead among players's stacks.

      Should've bet in the flop?
  • 3 replies
    • redindian77
      Joined: 17.09.2007 Posts: 45
      In this 4way pot against these loose-passive looking players you can't really cbet as this board often hits their range which they won't fold and u only have 2 overcards + gushot. Effectively ur making a semi-bluff.

      I think it's good to see a cheap turn + river card and value betting if u hit, but be prepared to give it up if a draw card hits and they play back at you very aggressively.

      I would def bet the turn in much the same way you did as the 2 midstacks will often call u with FDs, Tx, Qx, weaker Aces; so even if they do occasionally have KJ it's still +EV (plus it also offers protection against FDs).

      If the SB 3bets here we are very often beat here, but I don't see him slowplaying hands in this spot - so that'll almost never happen.
    • DaPhunk
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      This is a very dangerous board, yes they can have draws but there are many two-pairs out there also.

      Maybe I'm making a mistake but I just call turn and potcontrol it here. If draws don't complete and they check river I put in a small valuebet.

      That said, I don't totally mind a small valueraise. I know full well they can have a ton of random junk in their ranges, just my current tilted frame of mind that auto-assumes they've hit this board well :D
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Turn is easy raise. You should be ahead enough times to play for stacks