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[NL2-NL10] AKo

    • TommyHLM
      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 7
      Here is another one

      FTP No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (6 handed) -

      UTG ($1.97)
      MP ($1.40)
      CO ($1.81)
      Button ($2.33)
      Hero (SB) ($2.09)
      BB ($2.36)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:spade: , K:heart:
      2 folds, CO bets $0.06, 1 fold, Hero raises $0.19, 1 fold, CO raises $0.50, Hero calls $0.36

      Flop: ($1.14) 8:spade: , 3:spade: , 4:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.55, Hero folds

      Total pot: $1.14

      Villain plays 23/14
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Try not calling 4-bet at all, especially not with AK. It's a drawing hand and you'll miss the flop like 66% of the time, meaning you're just folding too often postflop. It's a shove or fold spot against most players.

      Whether you should shove or fold is hard to say and it'll probably take you some time to classify villains correctly enough to decide on such things.

      The main problem is this: people at microstakes usually don't 4-bet often at all, so when they do they usually have hands that crush AK, UNLESS they're in tone with higher stakes tendencies where people love to 4-bet bluff either other in late position vs blind battles. So while it's probably a fold against most opponents, you'll certainly encounter people, mostly lags reg&fish alike, against whom you need to just shove over for value.

      Here with only 23/14 stats over a small sample it's hard to say which is best, if you have good bankroll management I'd say shove the first time around, if you're playing on a limited number of buy-ins you might want to pass up the variance in that spot.

      Hope it helps.