Repeating AK situation [100nl FR]
Villain is decent but not great reg.
Poker Stars, $0.50/$1 PL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
Hero (UTG+1): $111.85 (111.9 bb)
MP1: $59 (59 bb)
MP2: $152.90 (152.9 bb)
MP3: $100 (100 bb)
CO: $59.50 (59.5 bb)
BTN: $202.50 (202.5 bb)
SB: $140.20 (140.2 bb)
BB: $77.15 (77.2 bb)
UTG: $42.50 (42.5 bb)
: Hero is UTG+1 with K
UTG folds, Hero raises to $3.50
, 2 folds, MP3 calls $3.50, CO folds, BTN calls $3.50, SB calls $3, BB calls $2.50
: ($17.50) 5[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/hand_history_converter/images/emoticons/club.gif] A[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/hand_history_converter/images/emoticons/diamond.gif] 4[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/hand_history_converter/images/emoticons/spade.gif] (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $11
, MP3 folds, BTN calls $11, SB folds, BB folds
: ($39.50) Q[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/hand_history_converter/images/emoticons/spade.gif] (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $22
, Hero calls $22
: ($83.50) 2[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/hand_history_converter/images/emoticons/club.gif] (2 players)
Hero bets $25
, BTN raises to $83
, Hero folds
$133.50 pot ($3 rake)
BTN mucked and won $130.50 ($69 net)
I don't bet turn because I'm not really worried about free cards, don't expect worse aces to call turn and river, but expect to be ahead. Basically turn betting range I expect to be Ax/sets/54/air. So river I basically block bet for value against worse aces who may call when I make such an odd play and for good odds
and then obviously expect them to raise their nut hands and I can fold.
It just sucks folding here and I'm not sure if this is an optimal line. General read is basically competent thinking player who's not gonna go crazy with TP in multiway pot but isn't exactly 100% solid.
Also how does situation change if we're HU instead?