[NL2-NL10] 0.10 NL BSS - AK - Bad call?

    • Pissic
      Joined: 12.08.2010 Posts: 8
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K, A.
      Hero raises to $0.40, UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.40, MP2 calls $0.40, 4 folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.65) 8, K, 7 (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.17, MP1 folds, MP2 raises to $5.08, BB folds, Hero raises to $9.60, MP2 calls $4.52.

      Turn: ($20.85) 3 (2 players)

      River: ($20.85) 4 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $20.85.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows two pairs, eights and sevens(8h 7h).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(Kc Ad).

      MP2 wins with two pairs, eights and sevens(8h 7h).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Without reads: no clue. Can't be that bad, can't be that good either. If he's a reg you're often toast even if he's aggressive enough for you to stuff a bunch of draws in his range, if he's an aggro fish you're way ahead, if he's a passive fish you're drawing very slim as well very often. Given his raise sizing on the flop I'd say he's either a very aggro fish or a passive one with a monster, rarely a reg just trying to make a clearly committing raise with a draw.

      When in doubt I tend to just dump ~TPTK hands when some guy check/pot-raises into me, usually when people are aggressive enough for me to profitably felt AK there I'll know it somehow. Spastic timing, weird plays in previous hands. When I know nothing often it means villain is just playing straightforwardly and AK is no good on average.

      Hope it helps.