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AK - Mon Sep 16, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Im having abit of trouble playing AK and was wondering if my line was ok here.

I open CO and BU 3bets me i call its HU flop comes Qxx i check he bets i call, turn doesn't improve me what are we doing now folding or making a move on some boards.

Theres been so many times where ive flatted a 3bet IP or OOP and ended up laying my hand down and it seems to spewy to me surely theres a better line to take.

Ive had the same problem when i 3bet as well from blinds mainly and i barrel and end up laying my hand down, it dont happen very often but its still enough for me wanting to change my play with AK when i miss.

What are we doing when we 3bet AK in blinds and BU 4bets me with no reads?

Ive got all in pre a few times and ended up seeing AK alot so i know a 4bet isnt always gonna be AA KK and i really dont like folding my AK when the BU 3bets me from CO.
 
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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 06:40 PM
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I really don't like flatting 3-bets or 4-bets OOP. With any hand, but especially AK, it's re-raise or fold for me. Make your plan early on. Decide if you're willing to stack off pre or not. If you don't know what you'll do if your 3-bet in the blinds gets 4-bet, then don't 3-bet in the first place.
Depending on what stakes you play, AK in a 6-max game should probably be in your "stack off pre" range, especially against raisers in late position.


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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 06:41 PM
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I really don't like flatting 3-bets or 4-bets OOP. With any hand, but especially AK, it's re-raise or fold for me. Make your plan early on. Decide if you're willing to stack off pre or not. If you don't know what you'll do if your 3-bet in the blinds gets 4-bet, then don't 3-bet in the first place.
Depending on what stakes you play, AK in a 6-max game should probably be in your "stack off pre" range, especially against raisers in late position.


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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Fair enough maybe i shouldn't be calling 3bets with AK then.

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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mike2198 View Post
Im having abit of trouble playing AK
Hey Mike,

This weeks 'Poker Bites' is on the subject of playing Ace, King.

You'll find it here:

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...-em-Cash-Games

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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Hey Mike,

This weeks 'Poker Bites' is on the subject of playing Ace, King.

You'll find it here:

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...-em-Cash-Games

Raiser
Cheers il have a look now.
 

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