This is a discussion on $2 NLHE Full Ring: Most frustrating hand I had today within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; 888 Poker - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
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SB: 109 BB (VPIP: 36.11, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands:
Well here's my idiotic play. Thought he was bluffing with A high at least
Sometimes all the time & work invested in a session goes away like that when you try to bleed a donkey. poof!
I ended up in negative due to loosing money at the other table.
25th July 2017, 1:23 PM
Online Poker at: 888
Hmm try to look at AK as a pre flop leveraging hand. You can play it like AA pre flop (until you face a shove) but post flop once you have whiffed the flop it goes back to being just Ace high and you have to get real to the fact it's a weak hand on whiffed flops.
Usually if you have been suitably aggressive pre flop then usually you will be up against other strong hands and have to play accordingly. Ie shoving often fails.
Here his donk lead is for half his stack. This is pot commitment and he's never folding so you have no fold equity when you shove. Get to recognise pot commitment and treat his bet like a shove. In that mindset you can simply fold your AK in the face of his bet. He actually did you a favour flagging his strength rather than waiting for you to bet and check raising.
25th July 2017, 1:48 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: 6max zoom
Nicely formulated by Fig. Can't get the word down any simpler with AK.