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10NL 6-max zoom. 5b AKo from sb 150bb deep - go for stacks?

10NL 6-max zoom. 5b AKo from sb 150bb deep - go for stacks? - Mon Apr 01, 2013, 05:44 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036

Not sure about this but is there is a monetary value to go for stacks against an unknown with AKo?

Should I go for stacks >>here<< about 158bb effective or is this only a consideration 200bb+?

Also picking up on another couple of points:

1) With AA at 25NL the other day Dave pointed out my 5b was too big which gives it away getting a fold I didn't want.

2) Today in Gareth's training relating to an opponent reading me. Did my 5b size with AKo look like I had better?

Probably chased off a light 4b anyway but my brain got muddled.

Actually I was happy to see the fold here hence my opening question should I be confident going for stacks.

Last edited by ForrestFive; Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 05:54 PM..
Tue Apr 02, 2013, 01:52 AM
GarethC23's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,273
This is pretty much the best possible size. Maybe 4.40 is better, who knows.

To answer point 2, maybe. The beauty of this size is that opponents can make a lot of mistakes against it. Shoving is probably +EV, but this size, if you continue to make good decisions afterwards, is arguably going to have a higher EV. It could look strong and get your opponent to fold a JJ type hand mistakenly. It could look suspicious and get your opponent to continue by shoving a dominated hand or call with a hand like A9 or 78, which on balance, should be good for you.

We are definitely making this size in order to call a shove. And we are definitely making this size against the button specifically. It doesn't make sense to do this at this depth versus an opening position that starts with a stronger range.

Hope that's all sensical

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