$2 NLHE 6-max: How to play AKo post flop when you miss

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JackOscar

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Probably a pretty simple question but I'm having trouble in these types of spots. Here I just give up when I get donked into partly because of the short stack my opponent is on reducing my implied odds even if I hit an ace or a king on the turn. Do you always have to give up in these spots after your 3-bet is called and you get raise first out on the flop if you miss?



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KatanaW (UTG): $0.88 (44 bb)
kjviktor (MP): $0.69 (35 bb)
JackOscar95 (CO): $3.69 (185 bb)
alex19929 (BU): $3.43 (172 bb)
Andreika96 (SB): $0.85 (43 bb)
chevypkt (BB): $2.09 (105 bb)


Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero (JackOscar95) is CO with A K
1 fold, kjviktor (MP) raises to $0.06, JackOscar95 (CO) 3-bets to $0.18, 3 players fold, kjviktor (MP) calls $0.12

Flop: ($0.39) 8 7 5 (2 players)
kjviktor (MP) bets $0.26, JackOscar95 (CO) folds

Total pot: $0.39 (Rake: $0.02)
kjviktor (MP) wins $0.37
 
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Probably a pretty simple question but I'm having trouble in these types of spots. Here I just give up when I get donked into partly because of the short stack my opponent is on reducing my implied odds even if I hit an ace or a king on the turn. Do you always have to give up in these spots after your 3-bet is called and you get raise first out on the flop if you miss?



888Poker Snap, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 6 players
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KatanaW (UTG): $0.88 (44 bb)
kjviktor (MP): $0.69 (35 bb)
JackOscar95 (CO): $3.69 (185 bb)
alex19929 (BU): $3.43 (172 bb)
Andreika96 (SB): $0.85 (43 bb)
chevypkt (BB): $2.09 (105 bb)


Pre-Flop: ($0.03) Hero (JackOscar95) is CO with A K
1 fold, kjviktor (MP) raises to $0.06, JackOscar95 (CO) 3-bets to $0.18, 3 players fold, kjviktor (MP) calls $0.12

Flop: ($0.39) 8 7 5 (2 players)
kjviktor (MP) bets $0.26, JackOscar95 (CO) folds

Total pot: $0.39 (Rake: $0.02)
kjviktor (MP) wins $0.37

Being a little radical, I never do anything at poker a 100% of times, as I said in the last post, it all depends on the situation.

For the hand you posted, I think it is pretty okay to be folding this AK OTF, having Back Door Nothing, to be precise.
It is good to see this fold, because many regulars are going to level postflop versus broken stack opponents like this in a very high frequency with busted hands like AK, AQ and AJ, although AJ/AQ is a little bit better for this flop 8h7h5c than AK, even so is very weak to be investing in the long run.

I love to be folding AK in scenarios like this and I would only be leveling versus the broken stack/recreational player if it has less than 20 blinds left on its stack and I am not in a good mood, otherwise I consider AK another fantastic bluff that has a lot of potential postflop (30% chance to be hitting something), but also has 70% of totally miss the flop, and with time and patience, we learn that AK, AQ or even AA and KK aren't hands impossible to fold, they are just another hand, in an infinite sequence of hands.

Regards;

Carlos 'Aballinamion' Barbosa
 
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That's a really bad flop for your AK. Having back door draws can give you equity, also a board that is not low/mid and so coordinated.
 
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