Originally Posted by Ubercroz
I have been seeing a lot of people on this forum advocating this kind of move.
I don't get it and I wish I could convince people that AK should be raised and should be treated like a premium hand because IT IS.
Its like reading forum posts from 2005.
This, I think people are just being results orientated by this particular hand.
OP should look at the mistakes he made such as the small bet sizing, there was a 3BB raise and 2 callers in front of you and you raise to 12BB. Should be closer to 15+ especially since you are OOP they need to pay up pre to see the flop. You gave UTG about 2.3 to 1 on a call, so he is calling and since he called the button is for sure calling while getting about 3.2 to 1 on a call. Also, all 3 are very deep so the implied odds
are great on almost any speculative hand.
Also, as played and with this flop I am almost always CBetting here unless stats say they are almost never folding.
You have the Ac as a flush blocker, takes away LOTS of flush draws that would of called pre. Only real flush draws are small suited connectors which is no where near UTG's range and it is very unlikely he holds them. The button maybe, but it is a very small part of his range.
You have a back door straight draw. If 2c or 3c comes on the turn it is actually a great card for you.
You have 2 overs still and can easily rep a big pocket pair from your preflop, actions. I would even consider firing another barrel if the turn is a blank or an overcard to keep repping a hand such as AA or a strong ace.
So even if they are hanging on with a hand such as 1010 you are a 30% favorite to win the hand with this flop.