[NL2-NL10] 2 AK hands

    • Timor83
      Timor83
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      Position:
      Stack
      MP3:
      $65.14
      CO:
      $65.85
      SB:
      $60.56
      BB:
      $121.87
      Hero:
      $121.39
      MP1:
      $17
      BU:
      $30

      0.50/1 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:heart: , A:club:
      MP1 folds, Hero raises to $4.00, MP3 calls $4.00, CO calls $4.00, BU folds, SB calls $3.50, BB folds.

      Flop: ($17.00) 8:club: , 4:diamond: , A:heart: (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $10, MP3 folds, CO calls $10.00, SB folds.

      Turn: ($37.00) J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $20, CO raises to $51.85 (All-In), Hero calls $31.85.

      River: ($140.70) 5:spade:


      Final Pot: $140.70

      I called on the turn because of the compelling pot odds, but should I have folded? Not many hands that I beat here...



      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)        
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $96.60
      UTG+1:
      $45.84

      0.50/1 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:club: , K:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $1.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to $4.00, 4 folds, UTG+1 calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($9.50) 3:club: , T:diamond: , K:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $6, UTG+1 calls $6.00.

      Turn: ($21.50) 3:spade: (2 players)
      UTG+1 bets $12, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $33.50

      A check/call,bet sequence uqually indicates strength, so I didn't trust the whole thing here. Correct fold?
  • 6 replies
    • gutshotstraightdraw
      gutshotstraightdraw
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2007 Posts: 112
      In the first hand: check/call the turn to get value from worse hands and lose less to better hands.
      In the second hand: Fold is correct because you don't beat many hands here. A flushdraw is very unlikely with this call flop/bet turn line.
    • Riverman1984
      Riverman1984
      Basic
      Joined: 18.07.2007 Posts: 36
      In hand 1 I would call the push as well. CO seems to be a fish and wouldn't give him much respect here. Maybe he pushes a weaker ace or a flushdraw.
      In hand 2 I would call the bet and look what happens on the river. Maybe he has a flushdraw. Don't think you can put him on a 3 here. And TT can be excluded as well. He would have raised on the flop because of a possible flushdraw.
    • Nunki
      Nunki
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      1) Easy call. Plenty of A-x hands might feel pot-committed after your turn bet. Putting 65 BB's into the pot with TPTK isn't too bad IMO. NH.

      2)Ugly fold. Easy AI since villain is so short. I'd also bet slightly more on the flop in case villain is prepared to call only one bet with his hand (eg. PP,T-x).
    • Timor83
      Timor83
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.06.2007 Posts: 2,793
      The more I look at the fold in the last hand, the more I don't like it. Reminds me not to play with a hangover :p
    • degnic
      degnic
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      Hand1: check/call turn, check/call river.

      Hand2: I would put him all-in here. I mean.. check/call on drawy flop and then halfpotsize bet on turn, it doesn't look very strong to me. More like a bet many people do with K2-KQ / JQ / flushdraw. He's pretty shortstack anyway, so it's not like you would be risking your whole stack here :rolleyes:
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Timor83!

      Hand 1) check/call turn and check/call river for pot control because you don't want to risk your whole stack and don't want to fold to a raise.

      Hand 2) as already mentioned: all-in because he is short stacked and his stats seem to be really fishy.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81