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/Mar/2013

More AK all in trouble

By: fuzzmuff @ 09:48 (EDT) / 258 / Comment ( 2 )

So last night, AK trouble again. This time I was already ITM but was down to 9.4k with blinds at 400/800. The 54k big stack at UTG+1 limped in, and I had to decide what to do with my AK diamonds, in the hijack seat.

Now it seems like a no brainer, just move all in pre-flop with under 12bb left. I did, he called with AQ. The flop was 2dJhTd, the turn Jc, the river Kc. He rivers a straight and I’m out.

Had I just called I probably would be all in on that flop anyway, though obviously there would probably be other callers pre-flop. Any pf raise by me will be called by him and leave me with less than a pot size bet which seems pointless at that stage.

Well I’m not going to fold AK there, but now I’m wondering if it’s worth just calling and taking a flop (if no-one raises), then if the flop is unfavourable, I’d still have just about 11bb left. Is that worth it though, or am I just barking up the wrong tree? AK all in only seems to win about 1 in 5 times for me at the moment.

As I write, I have another AK, this time against a short stack all in, and he turns over Aces. That’s just my luck at the moment.

Anyway, live coverage of EPT 9 London on my phone has just started, with Barry Greenstein giving some tips, and weirdly enough, they are just approaching the bubble, and he’s just said there is no need to feel like you have to go all in with AK in that situation,

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