This is a discussion on $Freeroll NLHE MTT: Was this the right play with AKs within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Hand Analysis section; hero has 24,012 in chips
villain has 44,762 in chips
blinds 600/1200 with a 240 ante
hero raises AK of diamonds to 4BB from MP
Villian calls in cut
I think its better to bet like 3k on flop and shove any turn, this way you might get called by alot more hands than just by shoving overbeting the flop.
19th May 2018, 8:51 PM
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I think I would have done the same here. But gohaku's suggestion is a good option as well.
19th May 2018, 9:17 PM
If I do raise and then get called should I check back a club on the turn.
19th May 2018, 10:24 PM
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Why 4bb preflop?
I would open standard 2bb, than 70% c-bet
20th May 2018, 8:32 PM
re: Poker & $Freeroll NLHE MTT: Was this the right play with AKs
Actually there isn't enough info to give an answer. For example you didn't say how many people left, what stack sizes at your table, what's the prizes, what phase the tournament was (although the presense of antes says it wasn't the early phase): if it was a bubble then how important for you to get ITM; were you interested in winning the tournament or just get some money from it...
Overall raising all-in preflop wouldn't be a mistake: if it was a full-ring then initial pot size would be about 4200 chips and you had only 5 times as much. Thus if villain 3-bet you'd have to go all-in anyway; and given 3-bet size would be around 12bb the villain wouldn't have folded. Also AK doesn't always connect with the flop; thus raising all-in eliminates weaker hands from villains' ranges which could connect and beat you in case of calling.
As for your jam on the flop it was totally fine: your stack size is too small to make usual postflop game and top pair/top kicker is too good to fold in any case.
20th May 2018, 8:52 PM
I don't like the 4x preflop or the jam on the flop but to each their own.
Depending on history with the CO the shove could be fine but not the standard play. I would bet flop for value and to set up turn jam.