[NL2-NL10] AKs

    • SiXAT
      Joined: 28.09.2008 Posts: 263
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with K, A.
      Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) J, 9, T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.12, SB calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.42) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.28, SB calls $0.28.

      River: ($0.98) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $0.98.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows high card ace(Kd Ad).

      SB shows a pair of tens(Tc Ah).

      SB wins with a pair of tens(Tc Ah).
  • 4 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I don't like your bet on the turn. That 8 is unlikely a card you can barrel. I would check behind with my AKs in hopes of hitting nut flush or nut straight on the river for free (or both for the royal!). You also have some showdown value, barreling won't get value nor FE.
    • fusionpk
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,683
      I think I agree ^^

      I think the 8 is a bad card, it completes straight draw and also makes a club flush draw, when you barrel here you risk getting c/r, which puts you in a nasty spot, I think you should check behind and re-evaluate the river.
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I mostly agree with previous posters. He may use your force against yourself and as you see he's not willing to fold 2nd pair here, so usually you can get in some trouble by betting on such a turn card. You have good equity, but getting raised can lead to some tough decisions so I tend to check back and try to hit some of my clean outs as you have a lot of them.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Yeah, I also think 8 is quite bad card for barreling and you hate to get c/r there
      So I´d rather take my equity and check it down if I don´t improve