$2 NL HE 6-max: How did i play this hand?

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Bluebottle88

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pokerstars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 6 players
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UTG: $1.97 (99 bb)
MP (Hero): $2.34 (117 bb)

CO: $1.80 (90 bb)
BU: $2.13 (107 bb)
SB: $0.65 (33 bb)
BB: $1.29 (65 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero is MP with A A
UTG raises to $0.05, Hero 3-bets to $0.14, 4 players fold, UTG calls $0.09

Flop: ($0.31) K 3 6 (2 players)
UTG bets $0.18, Hero raises to $0.40, UTG calls $0.22

Turn: ($1.11) 2 (2 players)
UTG bets $0.38, Hero raises to $0.96, UTG raises to $1.43 (all-in), Hero calls $0.47

River:
($3.97) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $3.97 (Rake: $0.14)

Showdown:
UTG shows 9 K (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 18%, Turn: 11%, River: 0%)

MP (Hero) shows A A (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 82%, Turn: 89%, River: 100%)

MP (Hero) wins $3.83
 
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3-bet preflop is to small in my opinion, he raises UTG so showing strength. Size it up to 4 times..

Postflop, why are you min raising? At that point you are giving villain good odds to his draw while he is showing willingness to put the chips in with the donk bet.

I would have raised him 3 times at least post flop and shoved him on the turn. If he folds you take down a nice pot, if he calls you are way ahead at this point.

Overall, size uo your 3-bets and raises more to avoid being drawn against without making villain pay for it.
 
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Looks fine overall, as mentioned by Ace of Spades your 3bet and flop raise could be a touch bigger, but they are not bad. E.g. 3x 3bet would be typically pre in position so you are close. The small raise is not too bad on the flop given you hold the Ace of spades so not many draws to worry about, though if a spade comes you might struggle to get more value, so better to size up slightly.

Very wierd line by villain.
 
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PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $1.97 (99 bb)
MP (Hero): $2.34 (117 bb)

CO: $1.80 (90 bb)
BU: $2.13 (107 bb)
SB: $0.65 (33 bb)
BB: $1.29 (65 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero is MP with A A
UTG raises to $0.05, Hero 3-bets to $0.14, 4 players fold, UTG calls $0.09

Flop: ($0.31) K 3 6 (2 players)
UTG bets $0.18, Hero raises to $0.40, UTG calls $0.22

Turn: ($1.11) 2 (2 players)
UTG bets $0.38, Hero raises to $0.96, UTG raises to $1.43 (all-in), Hero calls $0.47

River:
($3.97) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $3.97 (Rake: $0.14)

Showdown:
UTG shows 9 K (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 18%, Turn: 11%, River: 0%)

MP (Hero) shows A A (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 82%, Turn: 89%, River: 100%)

MP (Hero) wins $3.83
I think this hand was played fine. UTG shouldn’t be donking this flop and when we raise UTG should’ve folded. But recreational players love to click buttons to see what happens and this is good to us.
In this case if we call flop is fine too, we have all the nutted flushes of spades and villain has none.
 
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Preflop
3-bet is a bit small, but at least 14c is better than 10c, which you used in another hand.

Flop
The opponent choose to lead out (donk bet), which is pretty unconventional in a 3-bet pot. So right off the bat I am thinking, this is not the best player in the world (and its also 2NL of course). I really like this flop, because he should not have any of the two pair combos after opening UTG and then calling a 3-bet. I dont even think, he has sets very often, because KK should mostly 4-bet preflop, and 33 and 66 should at least consider folding to the 3-bet. What he can have though is a flushdraw, although you block it, and top pair. So I am totally on board with raising this donk bet with the intention to play for stacks. Its slightly nitpicky, but I think, you should go a bit larger than essentially a min-raise. You dont need to give someone like this 4:1 to get him to make a bad call.

Turn
The opponent leads again, which is pretty strong, after you raised him on the flop. But there is still not much, you lose to here. Maybe he can have 54s, which just turned a straight, but thats kind of unlikely due to preflop. So I would definitely go with my plan and stack off, as you did. Here I think, your sizing is more of a mistake though. This needs to be a jam, because its a disaster, if he just call with a draw. In that situation you are allowing him to totally freeroll you, because when he get there, he will jam, and you will pay him off, because you cant fold an overpair getting around 7:1. Whereas if he miss, then he is not going to call with a busted draw regardless of pot odds. Luckily he jammed for you, but you need to do this work yourself and not leave it up to him.

Result
I only looked now, and I was expecting to see a hand like AK or KQ. K9 is pretty amazing and clear proof, that 2NL is still very soft in 2023.
 
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