[NL2-NL10] NL10FR: AKo against shortstack

    • timukasr
      timukasr
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      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)
      SB:
      $9,93
      UTG:
      $11,22
      UTG+1:
      $9,55
      UTG+2:
      $2,08
      CO:
      $1,92
      BU:
      $3,79
      Hero:
      $9,60
      MP3:
      $10,20
      MP1:
      $9,90
      MP2:
      $2,15

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , K:heart:
      4 folds, MP2 raises to $0,40, 4 folds, Hero raises to $1,20, MP2 raises to $2,15 (All-In), Hero calls $0,95.

      Flop: ($4,35) 6:heart: , 8:club: , 2:heart:
      Turn: ($4,35) T:club:
      River: ($4,35) 5:diamond:


      Final Pot: $4,35

      I have absolutely no idea if I should be scared such all-ins with short stacks. There are many ShortStacks who don't play according to SSS and so they come to NL10 table hoping to cheaply double up.
  • 9 replies
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      In this example I would have folded preflop.. I made myself a chart according to an article "How to play against shortstacks" but I have it lying at my student home so I can't post it here right now

      If u raised first and then got reraised, I definitely would have called with AK, AA, KK, QQ. All other holding I would have folded unless I knew it was a donkplayer who isn't playing according the SSS.
    • Gungunhana
      Gungunhana
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      Joined: 26.02.2007 Posts: 429
      I agree with Zeffke. Fold preflop. You are behind in most situations because a SS only raises from MP with AK,AQ, 99+.Unless, of course, you have reads on the guy that show that he doesn t play SSS
    • rrwillem
      rrwillem
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      You guys mean fold before the pre flop raise right? :P
    • degnic
      degnic
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      I'm a gambler - I put him AI preflop

      but seriously speaking you can fold AKo to preflop to his raise, you only lose the BB. Usually I play according to my reads here, if I've seen him raising recently I put him AI and if this is like the first raise in 100 hands he has played in the table it's an easy fold.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
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      Hi timukasr!

      Even if he is playing according to the SSS, it's only a coinflip. But if you are not sure that he sticks to the rules it's an easy all-in because he can raise with an even wider range.

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 51.905 % 41.359 % 21.092 % 37.549 % 99+, AQ+
      Player 2: 48.095 % 37.549 % 21.092 % 41.359 % AKo

      Nice hand!

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Gungunhana
      Gungunhana
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      Hi Puschkin81

      There is an article on how to play against SSS that says that you only play AK if there is dead money in the pot, as your chances are about 48 percent.
      This is not the case here, so why play the hand?
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
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      Because you cannot be sure that he is playing according to the SSS. Maybe it's just a fish with a short stack?! You cannot assume that every player who has a short stack knows exactly how the short stack strategy works. If in fact you know the player and know that he sticks 100% to the SSS you can fold. But that's not the case here.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
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      Until I see the prove that someone is a bad SSS player, I assume he's a Pokerstrategy.com SSS-player.. So without reads I fold (especially if he's German, no offense though ;) )
    • Gungunhana
      Gungunhana
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      :D