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early phase of tourney - Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:28 AM
danan758's Avatar
Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 93
ok this is a $0.25 tourney only 11 or 12 hands dealt thus far
made a nice double up off someone overplaying AQ
the very next hand i am dealt AKs
so i raise 3bb+1 per limper
the flop couldnt be much better but i am on the small blind
so from what i have learnt is i should be passive with my draws so early
but here i have a nut flush draw+ two over cards

so i have not runned this through my equilab or poker stove as yet but of the top of my head, using a loose range from the previous hands and their range in that hand i should be like 45-50% favourite here so should i have been more aggressive here or did i play it right

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:40 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,831
Hi danan758!

With AKs, preflop, I'm going to make a std raise, which for this level is 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I'll raise to 120.

The flop gives me the nut flush draw and two overcards, so I have at least 9 outs and possibly up to 15. My move here would depend on the reads that I have on the opps. Are they aggressive or passive? If the opps are passive, then I'd make a standard c-bet, which for me is 1/2 pot. This way I can start to build a pot with my monster draw and maybe get some of the opps to fold, or the opps could also fold and I would take down the side pot and play the one opp for the main pot.
If the opps are aggressive, then I'll check and hope to get a free card on the turn, or call a small bet.

The turn is a miss and after raising pre and betting the flop, I'm going to check/call on the turn and I will call any bet that is less than 30% pot equity, as I have 30% equity with my 15 outs.

The river is another blank, so I will check and hope to get to showdown and see a worse A.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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