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[NL2-NL10] NL25 - AK Preflop Push

    • Kknight
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed)

      MP2 ($27.05)
      MP3 ($20.65)
      Hero ($5)
      Button ($3.25)
      SB ($14.50)
      BB ($19.65)
      UTG ($61.30)
      UTG+1 ($24.05)
      MP1 ($40.80)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with K:spade: , A:heart: .
      [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], [color:#CC3333]UTG+1 raises to $1[/color], [color:#666666]3 folds[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $5[/color], [color:#666666]3 folds[/color], UTG+1 calls $4.

      Flop: ($10.35) 5:diamond: , 2:spade: , 4:diamond: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Turn: ($10.35) 7:heart: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      River: ($10.35) 6:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Final Pot: $10.35

      I liked Phil Gordon's reasoning in Berliner's interview. Unless I'm up against AA or KK, I have at least a coinflip or better. When you add the fold equity into the equation, this should be a +EV move. Especially since this guarantees me getting to see all 5 cards. Thoughts?

  • 4 replies
    • Utahmar
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 2,414
      Im doing this if my reraise would request at least half of my stack, and i would be the first to act after the flop, when i would be allin anyway with cbet.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I always hate AK when there has been raise from UTG I would mostly fold. Against player who raises too often, I´m gonna push, because I´m ahead. 90% UTG raiser would call your push and mostly you are at coinflip or behind- would you like to gamble:D
    • patrick10
      Joined: 17.10.2007 Posts: 10
      i think this is fine - in fact i think this is probably one of the main reasons why shortsacking is profitible. given villains 100BB stack, his range for raising is pretty huge, PP + SC maybe even some broadway combos.

      Pretty sure in these situations, you make money from them FOLDING, however you are right, you are only very very occasionally dominated. So in most cases, you will actauilly be a favourite or even anyway.
    • Berliner1982
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      Nice hand. :-)
      You want to see 5 cards and you will be pot comitted anyway. :)