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Overvaluing AKs? - $0.25 NL Hold'em - Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:12 PM
IBNash's Avatar
Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 177
This is a hand from a $0.25 NL Hold'em [90 Players] - Level III (25/50) that I lost.

Of course I wondered if he had a flush seeing that flop.
Was this okay play or was there a point I could've put him at a flush and missed it?

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:56 AM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi IBNash!

With AKs from the hijack, I get a raise in front of me. I am going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, to 200. I do not want to raise to less than this, as I can easily be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I give them the right odds and lose the hand, it's my own fault that I lose.

I flop TPTK on a very wet board. When it checks to me, I'm going to make a standard value bet in most instances. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 2 opps, a standard sizing is 2/3 pot, but with this wet of a board, I need to up this to 3/4 pot, so I will normally bet 405 (no more, no less, as I want to make standard bets... with ONE exception, if I'm pot-committed). Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something that I absolutely want to avoid. The problem here is that by wanting to bet 405, this DOES pot-commit me if I make this bet. So now, I have 2 choices on the flop... to shove or check. Due to how wet this board is, I'm going to check for pot control. I don't want to put all of my chips into a situation where I can very easily be behind. If the opp bets, then I will see what my pot odds are and if they are small enough to call, I will. If the opp makes a sizable bet, then I need to fold.
I don't want to do something in-between checking and shoving, as any sizable bet pot-commits me and if I'm pot-committed, I need to shove.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 01:01 AM
IBNash's Avatar
Since: Oct 2013
Posts: 177
Thank you, that answered my questions perfectly!

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