This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: $2 NLHE 6-max: within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 ($0.01 ante) - 6 players
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UTG: $2.06 (103 bb)
MP: $2.21 (111 bb)
CO: $2.59 (130 bb)
preflop I would raise to 9bb, flop prefer either go for small range bet or large like 70% instead of half size pot bet.
As played, it is player dependent spot and I wont let go AK here given there are flush draws. Sometimes you see people only jam here with sets or AA but vs unknown if you don't defend this combo, which hand would you defend with?
I'm in the BTN with AcKs and make a 3bet to 8 bb vs an OR from UTG to 3bb.
UTG calls and the flop comes 3c5dKd, so I bet 11bb as CB and the V decides to go all in right there for 95bb.
What do you think is the best move here?
There is no best move for this situation, you gotta have some information about Villain or some kind of feeling that the opponent can be outplayed.
I believe you played the hand very fine, your 3-bet sizing could be a little bit larger, but this is optional and relies on your style of playing the game.
On the flop, it is okay to be c-betting 1/2 pot because it is very connected and UTG must pay the ultimate price for its group of draws.
Once UTG raises us OTF, it is hard not to go in, because UTG never has AA, KK, QQ (those would be 4-betting preflop almost always), and our only concern is 33 and 55 which Villain/UTG will not display in a high frequency (2 combos both).
What UTG will display more here are FDs and SDs, and for those no problem going in (we cannot fold), having 50-60% equity OTF, we are almost into a flip coin scenario where we hold one time and Villain/UTG hits its draws 50% of times, it is what it is.