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    Trouble with AK

    PKR $100nl 6 seat cash table.

    My opponent in this hand has a pretty wide opening range. He isnt a maniac, he is a decent player. He will 3 bet a hand (without it being a premium hand). I havent seen him CALL a 3 bet so far today.

    Opponent $179
    Me $125

    Everyone folds to opponent on button who raises to $3.50
    I look down in the SB with and reraise to $11.50
    Opponent calls
    Pot is $23.

    Flop comes
    A good flop for me, I almost dont want to scare him off. I bet $8.
    He calls.
    Pot is $39.

    Turn comes
    This could be seen as a scare card but I have the nut flush draw, top pair and top kicker. I decide to bet again for value. I bet $25.
    He calls.
    Pot is $89

    River comes
    A total blank, but what is he calling me with? I bet out $20. Dont ask me what the hell this bet is, it was part value, part block bet.
    My opponenet min raises to $40.
    If Im honest I really do look beat now but I can never fold at this point, I call.
    Pot is $169.

    Have I made any real big mistakes in this hand? Was my flop bet too weak, I was hoping for a call? Should I check or even ship the turn? Should I check call the river? As played should I fold the river to the min raise? What do tou put him on? Thanks for any replys.
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    by God bet larger on flopp. On river as played I check/call

    you spiked tptk in a 3-bet pott vs. a maniac. generally im not not stacking off here ever
    Stay ahead, or fall behind

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    If you didnt fear the turn card and you liekd what you had then bet bigger there.. Did he have KJ?

    I personally don't hate your play but I do agree a check/call on the river is probably the right play given the facts..

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    TBH, i hate just about every street except the turn.

    I'm huge on 3betting bigger than pot preflop. Especially OOP. That's not a huge beef though.

    Cbet size is attrocious. He can't really make a mistake when you bet that small. This logic
    A good flop for me, I almost dont want to scare him off. I bet $8.
    Is bad. If he hit a pair on this board or has TT, QQ, he is going to call at least 1 bet. (If he isn't then you either aren't bluffing enough, or he is a complete nit and you should be 3bet, cbetting almost any 2 against him) If he has a hand that did not connect, not much value in keeping him in the hand since if he improves say, his 22, then you will be beat. You're giving a gutter the odds to call which is bad. Flush draws are estatic to see one more street for close to free with amazing pot odds and some implied odds also.

    Turn is ok. In a tough game, of I've been pretty active, against aggro-thinking opponents I may check-raise all in on this turn to get a bet out of all their floats or let them valuebet worse. But your betsizing is cool, and I doubt he the opponent is aggro enough for a check raise to be good. Especially since your wierd line thus far might freak him out to checking behind almost his entire range.

    River I refuse to even try to consider whether you shoulda called or folded to the reraise. Because there is no reason you shouldn't have slammed home the river for value IMO. He may play his draws aggressively so draws aren't a huge part of his range, especially given your flop betsizing, not too many draws on the board, so I would hate a check since he may check behind with a lot of made hands. Stack the Kx part of his range.
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    I only saw the part where you said he is opening wide. I didn't see that part where you said he isn't calling 3bets very light. As played a check/call on river may be better.
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    I called as already stated and he flips over and I feel sick. My weak flop bet really is unforgivable and I will learn from it. I was never that scared about the flush to be honest in the 3 bet pot. The fact that I hit that flop and he has called my 3 bet pre flop I think it is terrible that he has not stacked me in this hand. Even though my play wasnt great I believe his was even worse.
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    Imo: only street that horribel from villain is not shoving river.
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    Nicely done, Villain!

    Edit: I love your manually written HH. Very reader friendly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vestvik7 View Post
    Imo: only street that horribel from villain is not shoving river.
    Hero's line looks very weak. No doubt he shoulda shoved, but I can see why he didn't.
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    so then villain actually played it perfect... ( not river imo)
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