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AKo nearly short in 10¢ 360 turbo - Sat Jan 11, 2014, 01:19 AM
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I've got about 22BB here and AKo if a pretty good hand. My first thoughts when I got this hand was I'm raising and re-evaluating on the flop (which is a pretty narrow plan). When villain 3 5x they throw a spanner into my narrow plan. My initial thought is I can't just flat this, because that leaves me 17 BB and I'm not guaranteed to get a better hand anytime soon. And not liking the idea of a flatting and then x/folding when the flop misses me.

So, it's a shove or a fold. And I had fifteen seconds to work it out. In the end, as my time is running out, I remember that the best thing to do is to fold if you don't know what to do. I didn't, so I folded.

And then regretted it when I remembered some of the other advice I've had on playing AKo. I now think that the right play was shoving over the open there. Worse case is villain has AA/KK in which case I'm in trouble. But any other pair I'm flipping with and any Ax I'm dominating (unless x=K ) and any other holding for that matter I'm in good shape against. So even if I narrow the villain's range to JJ+/AJ+ and given my stack size, I'm thinking a shove is called for.

And if it were to get to me unopened, is AKo a shove with 21-22BB? It feels like it's on the edge of raise/shove, so I'm not really sure what's right in that situation...


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Last edited by Saturnation; Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 01:21 AM..
 
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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 05:39 PM
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Hi Saturnation

I think you've done a good job of answering this one yourself. Decisions likes these are much easier to make off of the tables which is why it's a good job to analyze/revise spots in your games that you had problems with.

Shoving here is a no brainer, it's little scary that villain has made it a full 5x raise but it's very unlikely that he has AA/KK, with these hand I would expect the vast majority of players to make a small/standard type raise in hope of getting action.
Our hand plays very well against villains range and he will often flip over hands like AQo/AJs which we have crushed.

If it was folded to you the best option imo would be to raise. There's no ante's and we're only going to win 120 chips if everybody folds to our shove so with a 22 big blind stack I like to raise to induce some action because there's not many hands strong enough to call a 22 big blind shove.

Cheers, Chris.
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 07:06 PM
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the response. And good to see that I can apply some reasoning to the situation.

I'm thinking in a turbo, this is probably a shove, whereas if the blind levels are a bit longer, I'm thinking I'd prefer a fold there. But I'm not 100% certain on that line at the moment...

Regards,
Sat


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