aHH AK powerhouse preflop
Originally Posted by dumpy620_84
Had been playing at a new .05/.10 NL table when this happened:
Had AKo and two people limped in front of me. I made a pot sized raise and was called by a limper and one other person.
The flop came 333, the limper bet the pot, and it was my turn to act.
Here was my thinking:
1.) Dang! I was going to do that.
2.) He limped and then called me with AQ, 89s, or some such hand and might be trying to steal the pot. In which case I'm ahead.
3.) Based on his action pre-flop I don't think he has AA/KK
4.) He might though have a middle pair and now a full house.
5.) Because I raised big pre-flop, even if he has a small pair, if I re-raise him now, he will think I have a better pair and might very well fold.
6.) Even if he has a pair and stays in, I most likely have some outs (Aces, Kings, the last 3).
I put him all in (not quite pot sized), he stayed, had QQ, and I sucked out on him.
How was my thinking on that hand? Good? Muddled? In what way?
Good Old AK, the most overplayed hand in Holdem in my opinion.
my feeling is you started with a premium Hand which Ak most certainly is,
and the reason you moved over the top of him, was because you wanted
to have the best hand. Rarther than deducing from his action of betting the pot that he has to have a pair. IMO opinion not a very good play in
the longterm Because you are only getting called here if you are beaten.
Also at this level you should expect to get called here all the way
downto 22 from typical opponents. While it is true you have outs if he has QQ.
solid winning players put their whole stack in the middle when they are a
to win the hand you were drawing to 6 cards. This was not a
high percentage play as he had to put you on a decent hand. Afterall you
did raise preflop didn't you?