25NL 6 max with AK

NineLions

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I should post this hand for comments since I'm having second thoughts about it.

BB is pretty aggressive preflop; 24/21/2.7


full tilt poker - No Limit Hold'em Cash Game - $0.10/$0.25 Blinds - 6 Players

SB: $35.45
BB: $33.55
UTG: $62.50
MP: $41.35
Hero (CO): $16.45
BTN: $24.30

Preflop: Hero is dealt A
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(6 Players)
2 folds, Hero raises to $0.85, 2 folds, BB raises to $2.90,

Because of his aggression I'm thinking he might be doing this light; AQ/AJ/88/99/TT. Since he's going to be OOP, he may be trying to take it down preflop. But with AK, even in position, I want to be the last preflop raiser.

Hero raises to $6.00, BB raises all-in to $33.55, Hero folds
Uncalled bet of $27.55 returned to BB

Pot Size: $12.10


Normally there's no way I'm going all-in preflop in a ring game with AK unless I know the other player is bad. In this case I don't think he's bad but I do know he's pretty aggressive.


Standard fold, expecting AA/KK?

And, what about my 4 bet with position? I think calling instead of raising again leaves me in a tricky situation on the flop.
 
tenbob

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Once you 4-bet youve gotta call the shove. The likeyhood of him having AA or KK is deceased because you have the AK. There is sufficent dead money in the pot to race QQ which is his most likely holding. On 6 max, i call the shove.
 
ChuckTs

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Not to mention your short stack...this is an instant call for me. If I'm sitting anywhere significantly below a max buyin, I'm happy to stack AK PF in most situations.
 
Lo-Dog

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Short handed cash game I gotta make the call.

I used the range above but added JJ+ and you are a %53 fav.

You have under 10 bucks left, stick it in and race away. :)

edit: do we also think that folding to the shove is not so hot for our image?
 
NineLions

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K, what about the 4 bet to begin with; good play, sometimes play, or too aggressive?
 
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dbitel posted a great video of him playing 25NL 6max. He has a very similar situation and says that he will get all in with AK in a 6max ring game almost every time. With your small stack there and having already put 6 dollars into the pot, u have to call that.
 
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