[NL2-NL10] NL2 AKs 2 TOP pair vs unknown

    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (9 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Button ($2.05)
      SB ($2.65)
      BB ($4.19)
      UTG ($2.80)
      Hero (UTG+1) ($2.60)
      MP1 ($2.51)
      MP2 ($1.86)
      MP3 ($1.92)
      CO ($1.89)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with K, A
      1 fold, Hero bets $0.08, 3 folds, CO calls $0.08, Button calls $0.08, 1 fold, BB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.33) 8, K, A (4 players)
      BB bets $0.33, Hero raises to $1, 2 folds, BB raises to $3.33, Hero ?

      How should I play this?
      No information about villain just sat at table.
  • 4 replies
    • delete461
      delete461
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      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      easy shove IMO, only consider folding this if you know villain is a rock or very passive. You already invested 40% of your stack, you are ahead way too often to fold.
    • BattleHunter
      BattleHunter
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      Joined: 12.11.2009 Posts: 874
      we do have 76bb left, but we're risking those in order to win 192. The deal is just too good, considering that from our point of view:

      There is only 1 combination of AA and KK each, that beats us, and he probably doesn't have it as he'd most probably 3b it pre.
      There are 3 combinations of 88 that beat us.

      Now we beat all random Ax's (he easily could have AQ or AJ in this spot, could even have other random aces eventually). We dominate A8 as well which is taking a reasonable line on that flop. He can have Kxcc for pair + fd, or TJcc, QJcc, TQcc that have monster draws and want to get the money in.

      Folding is just too weak with top two and considering we get an awesome price for our money I find this an easy call. I mean even if we assume that he ONLY does it with A8 or 88 here, it's still a +EV call.
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
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      Yea, I don't know why I put this hand there, I guess just because I always ran into set when I get these kinds of hands, thanks guys.

      Obviously SHOVe is what I did guy had 88.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by delete461
      easy shove IMO, only consider folding this if you know villain is a rock or very passive. You already invested 40% of your stack, you are ahead way too often to fold.
      +1
      I´d also call shove. He can play that way also A8 and a lot of draws
      you can´t fold there top two pair