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$11 Super Stack tournament on FTP, I hate AK !

$11 Super Stack tournament on FTP, I hate AK ! - Mon Sep 01, 2014, 04:35 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is $11 Super Stack tournament on FTP with 12min slow blind level and 5000 starting stack.

I was the super big chip leader so I didn't wanted to make any mistake and leak chips. We are not yet ITM.

This is the first time this player made it 4x, normally he was doing 4x or limping. I saw him one time doing 3x but that was 1 level back at 300/600 where he 3x'd from button.

Not even one time I saw showdown from him. I was scared of his 4x that's why I called, otherwise I would have 3-bet but then the BB player 3-bet which looked like JJ+ to me that's why I folded and it was a super big 3-bet also.

I guess BB player had KK the way he played it.

Question is how should I have played it preflop?

Full Tilt Poker Game #34640879313: Super Stack $4K Guarantee (274465263), Table 38 - NL Hold'em - 400/800 Ante 100 - 01:43:35 IST - 2014/09/02 [16:13:35 ET - 2014/09/01]
Seat 1: CO-PILOT YURI (17,428)
Seat 2: LuxAAspeeDY (47,223)
Seat 3: adikumar2010 (72,369)
Seat 4: sabine87 (29,374)
Seat 5: moertelmu (16,669)
Seat 6: flushdraw74 (28,056)
Seat 7: drunkym0nkey_Oo (26,062)
Seat 9: KSozze (13,244)
CO-PILOT YURI antes 100
LuxAAspeeDY antes 100
adikumar2010 antes 100
sabine87 antes 100
moertelmu antes 100
flushdraw74 antes 100
drunkym0nkey_Oo antes 100
KSozze antes 100
adikumar2010 posts the small blind of 400
sabine87 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
moertelmu folds
flushdraw74 raises to 3,200
drunkym0nkey_Oo folds
matuskok sits down
KSozze folds
LuxAAspeeDY folds
adikumar2010 has 15 seconds left to act
adikumar2010 has requested TIME
adikumar2010 calls 2,800
sabine87 has 15 seconds left to act
sabine87 raises to 9,999
flushdraw74 calls 6,799
adikumar2010 folds
*** FLOP *** [ ] (Total Pot: 23,998, 2 Players)
sabine87 checks
flushdraw74 checks
*** TURN *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 23,998, 2 Players)
sabine87 checks
flushdraw74 checks
*** RIVER *** [ ] [] (Total Pot: 23,998, 2 Players)
sabine87 checks
flushdraw74 bets 17,957, and is all in
sabine87 has 15 seconds left to act
sabine87 folds
Uncalled bet of 17,957 returned to flushdraw74
flushdraw74 mucks
flushdraw74 wins the pot (23,998)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 23,998 | Rake 0
Board: [ ]
Seat 1: CO-PILOT YURI folded before the Flop
Seat 2: LuxAAspeeDY (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: adikumar2010 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: sabine87 (big blind) folded on the River
Seat 5: moertelmu folded before the Flop
Seat 6: flushdraw74 collected (23,998), mucked
Seat 7: drunkym0nkey_Oo folded before the Flop
Seat 9: KSozze folded before the Flop

Wed Sep 03, 2014, 11:21 AM
ChewMe1's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 574
Hi Adi

Deep stack poker really isn't my thing but if I was to play the hand I'd 3bet preflop regardless of villains 4x raise. The way I see it is we have AK and we are 7 handed. We have the chiplead therefore we are entitled to apply maximum pressure on our opponents. The table dynamics ought to have an impact on how we continue with the hand if we get 4bet but I would certainly more often than not get it in 7 handed.

As played we really ought to fold to the 3bet or shove... the problem with shoving is that we don't have much fold equity after both villains have committed a huge chunk of their stack but at the same time we do have a little bit of fold equity and if we can get one villain to fold then getting it in with AK would be hugely beneficial for us.

Cram all in sometimes, fold sometimes... ultimately it depends on table dynamic, player stats and how they perceive us.

Cheers, Chris.
Wed Sep 03, 2014, 12:56 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,822
I agree with Chris. I'd prefer 3-betting preflop too and if they come over the top, I'm calling. AK's one of those hands that plays better if I get to see all 5 board cards, so with the chip lead and against much smaller stacks, I'd prefer to get it in preflop... before they see a board that can beat me.

John (JWK24)


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