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50c 45 man - AKo

50c 45 man - AKo - Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:38 PM
kykkylik's Avatar
Since: Mar 2013
Posts: 24

Level V - 0.50$ 45 man sng

Villain is semi loose

Good or bad decision?
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 09:33 PM
EmotiveKiwi's Avatar
Since: Sep 2011
Posts: 140
14 bigs with AK im just shoving pre flop
Wed Oct 16, 2013, 02:09 AM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,802
Hi kykkylik!

With AK from the hijack, when it folds to me, I can go about this two ways. I can either open-shove or I can make a standard raise to 450 (3BB+1BB for each limper). I am not going to raise to less than this, as I don't want to give the opps the correct odds to stay in the hand with me. If they're going to try to outdraw me, I want them to expect to lose chips, not to gain chips.

If I do make a standard opening raise, then on the flop, I will make a c-bet. The key here is the sizing. With one opp, I need to bet 1/2 pot... BUT.. this bet is going to be over 1/3 of my stack due to the standard raise, so since I'm pot-committed, I need to shove the flop.

With the stack that I have, I'm never folding here as my stack is too low to raise/fold. I either need to shove preflop or do a stop-and-go and shove the flop... either way, my chips are going into the middle and I'm seeing all 5 cards on the board.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 714
I prefer a minraise preflop so well played there.
On the flop you can check and give up, or bet and be willing to shove any turn.
As played I am calling turn.

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