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AK off suit - Wed Jan 15, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Can anyone give me some advice on how to play As King?
This happened with As King:



Did I folded correctly? He probably had pocket pair right? Any moves on how to play As king?

Thanks in Advance,

MatthewTieme
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:22 PM
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AKs is a very strong hand and I like your decision to play this aggressively preflop, as you're in Early Position, therefore you will always be first to act postflop, as significant disadvantage.

You face a small 3Bet from a villain with a short stack. I like your decision to make a 4Bet, but would make it bigger. Generally it's easier to play a pot when Heads Up and not multiway, so I'd be looking to charge V3 a large price to come along whilst being happy to go all in against V5. I would raise to something like $0.40 and intend to either go all in preflop or go all in on any flop. If V3 wasn't involved, I would just go all in.

Your raise size is never going to get any folds and isn't extracting the most value from worse hands like AQ, AJ.

On the flop you've got a tricky decision, but this is caused by your preflop play. You could either just check/fold or move all in. Moving all in might get hands like 22-55 or other A-high hands to fold, which is a good result. You might also get called by worse A-high hands. Even if you get called by a hand like JJ or QQ, you still have decent equity has you can hit an A, K or a running flush/straight. Of course if he has a set, you are in deep trouble.

Betting as small as you did again achieves nothing, you're never going to get a fold and it looks extremely weak.

When playing a hand, you should have a plan in mind for various scenarios, particularly when your opponent is short stacked and is very likely to move all in at some point during the hand.
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:02 PM
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Thanks a million spand, that was a great hand review. I have to stop making this small bets when the pot is getting that big. I'll have more hands posted for you to analyse haha. You are great. Thanks.
 

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