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Preflop AKo on BB: call 3 all-in or do you fold?

Preflop AKo on BB: call 3 all-in or do you fold? - Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:55 AM
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I was playing a Turbo $2.50 180 seat tournament this evening, and ran into this hand.

Dealt AKo at Big Blind and I called the three players who were all in before me, I can't help but wonder if I should have folded...

Was call the best move, or are their pre-flop circumstances where AK needs to fold?
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Hi diffnerd!

With 3 shoves in front of me, in order to call, I want to have a made hand and AK is not one of them. You didn't provide reads, so I'll take a guess at how the opps should be playing here. I'll give a 20% range for the first opp, 30% to the second (since they're short) and a 6% range to the third (must like their hand against 2 opps). With these ranges, AK only wins about 26% of the time. Since I'm expecting to lose 3 out of every 4 times.. I'm mucking and looking for a better spot.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 06:00 PM
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easy fold with 3 all in before you save your money for a better spot. if your first in ok if your last to call fold and wait for better odds to call...** email address removed as per TOS **......BETTER LUCK IN FUTURE..........

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