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[NL2-NL10] NL2 AK from mp3 FR

    • minihulk22
      Joined: 05.09.2009 Posts: 140
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.04, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $0.10, Hero raises to $0.37, 5 folds, MP2 raises to $1.03, Hero calls $0.66.

      Flop: ($2.13) Q, 4, 3 (2 players)

      Turn: ($2.13) 8 (2 players)

      River: ($2.13) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $2.13.

      Is it right to 3bet with AK ? He was a SS but against an even stack , what should I do if I'm in position/out of positon . Thanks,
  • 4 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I tend to fold AK when faced with a 4bet and 100bb deep. As he was half-stack I think you have to call because he has 99+ AQ+ in his range and you already have money invested.
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      In fact it's 4bet you're doing. I like it in this situation. Initial UTG raise made minraise, so no much respect for that, so I'm not surprised to see someone 3betting him widely. So 4betting AKs seems perfectly fine to me and if you did that there's not much choice against half stack.
      About calling 3bets there's little story from PS.
      Overall it depends on many factors, like opponent, stacks, game flow, position - there can't be just one plan for every situation. Against maniacs I'm happy to 4bet/get it in, because there's always chance that they just 3bet trash they still will fold or go crazy and call with 72o. Against nits I'll often call 3bets IP even with hand like AK, because they just 3bet the top of their hands and by 4betting I just leave myself against QQ+. Think of possible scenarios postflop and about their ranges.
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Oh yeah... didn't even notice than minraise... Crappy move anyway that mr/fold UTG...
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      There are very few true SSS players left out there, guys with half a stack are more often than not just bad players without autorebuy. Your line is fine, don't sweat it.

      The only way I wouldn't 4-bet AK would be if MP2 was really tight, in which case we might prefer to just see a flop with AKs in position counting on UTG to come along since it's cheap, and crack a premium with a flush/straight of our own.

      Hope it helps.