X/R OOP as the Prelop Aggressor | Hand 1

ChipDouglas1ChipDouglas1 Red Chipper Posts: 95 ✭✭
I am trying to find more spots to check/raise OOP as the preflop aggressor. I still do not think I fully have this down so want to share 2 hands where I think I picked a good spots get some feedback.

Hand 1/2 and is from a $15 MTT on 888.

15/30 blind level and I am UTG + 1 with 143bb ($4280) and hold AsKc. My image is LAG and the table has been playing relatively loose.

UTG (same stack size) raises to 60, I raise to 180 and get call from UTG +2, MP1, CO and then UTG completes so we go 5 way to a flop and my stack is the effective one.

Pot is 945 and flop comes Ad Kd 9s

UTG checks, I check, UTG + 2 checks, MP1 bets 708 (no read on him/her), CO folds, UTG folds, I raise to 1750, UTG+2 folds and MP1 then goes all in. I call and villain has Jd9d...board runs out
6c 4s.

At the time I felt sure someone would bet and a x/r would be optimal however looking now maybe not due to it being a multiway pot.

All thoughts welcome




  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,308 ✭✭✭✭✭
    On AKx, no one should be incentivized to bet except you, meaning a x/r is not optimal, but a five way, three bet pot is a bit of a strange animal.

    With that much action you will more likely get the bet out of the LP players than you normally would, so it's probably a better spot to x/r than usual with AKx.
  • ChipDouglas1ChipDouglas1 Red Chipper Posts: 95 ✭✭
    Thanks Persuadeo...agree without the 3 bet and 5 way action I would not look at this as a good x/r opportunity

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