This is a discussion on C-betting AK within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; hello
i just went over some thought...
suppose you get AK in early postion, you raise, someone picked up QQ in the middle position. the middle guy
suppose you get AK in early postion, you raise, someone picked up QQ in the middle position. the middle guy know you can have A-10+ or 77+ so...
vs AA KK JJ 10 its 50-50
vs AK AJ is ts 50 -50
vs 99 88 77 you got 80% equity
vs A 10 you got 55% equity
so this players decide to re raise (you think this i correct)
now it got folded to the player with AK
the middle player could have lets say QQ+ or AQ+
vs AQ you got 70 % equity
vs QQ you got 55 % equity
vs AA KK wich is half unlikely cause you have an A ans a K, you have 10% and 38% equity, so aveage of 24%
so he decided to re raise
bk to players withh QQ
he got have AK or AA or KK,
same thing estimated he got only arround 42% equity getting better pot odds he figure to be behind but making enoug money with a call, he calls.
now the AK exclude AQ from the middle player hand
now flop comes like rags, i mean 2 7 9 Rainbow.
fiugring out both players range of hand is , where the first players now it more unlikely then useual for the other player to have AA or KK rather then AK.
Should you with AK contiunu bet here?
nowing you re hand i behind vs all possible hands but your range of hands is only slighly ahead of his range.
thanks in advance,
best regards and hope to see you ont he tables
3rd March 2017, 11:51 AM
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In my mind, I play AK (especially suited) very aggressively. When you are building ranges, I think you are giving the 3-better too much credit. I think you put him at QQ+, I am not going to really talk in GTO language, Im not good enough actually. The reality is that good players have a 3 bet range which includes ; bluffs like AJo, suited connectors, and some smaller pairs. So knowing that I am not going to give up AK, just because I do not smash the flop. Of course you have to re-evaluate but if I am the final preflop agressor, because if I get 3 bet, I will probably 4 bet depending on stack size. I will definitely C-bet and then evaluate after. I am sure that you will have players respond who will be better than I am at putting this into better terminology