AQs

    • davidcana
      davidcana
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.12.2011 Posts: 1,311
      Pacific, $3.15 + $0.35 NL Hold'em Tournament, 150/300 Blinds, 30 Ante, 9 Players


      BB: 23,948
      UTG: 14,375
      UTG+1: 9,883
      UTG+2: 15,582
      MP1: 54,639
      MP2: 12,967
      CO: 18,745
      Hero (BTN): 10,160
      SB: 18,186

      Pre-Flop: (720) Q A dealt to Hero (BTN)
      UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to 720, 4 folds, Hero raises to 2,100, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls 1,380

      Flop: (4,920) K 6 6 (2 Players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 2,460, UTG+1 calls 2,460

      Turn: (9,840) 9 (2 Players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets 5,570 and is All-In, UTG+1 calls 5,293 and is All-In

      River: (20,426) 9 (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: 20,426 Pot
      UTG+1 showed 7 7 and WON 20,426 (+10,573 NET)Hero showed Q A and LOST (-9,853 NET)


      any mistake ?
  • 4 replies
    • Tiltberger
      Tiltberger
      Professional Judge
      Professional Judge
      Joined: 23.06.2005 Posts: 27,611
      i like it!
      the turns is a really good card for you and i see def. some better hands folding here!
      + value vs fds ;)

      pre -> i think i would just flat against most tighter players. just against really lose fishy players i 3bet/call in this spot and probably a little bit smaller ip -> 1,8k or something like that!
      greets
    • M0na1isa
      M0na1isa
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.02.2012 Posts: 131
      I believe AQ is way overrated. Specially in tournaments. I would never repop with AQs in that stage of a MTT. Most of the time I'd fold it even if there's even a flat call before me. I'm not a rock but bleeding in tournaments is a common problem for most of the players. I'm not saying you should stop playing AQ altogether but I believe at that stage of the tournament you should've folded preflop. But you should keep your hands history and check your AQ status. I believe if you keep playing it like this it would be negative for sure.

      The way you played, preflop, when u get a call best case would be against a pair or AK.
      And on the turn, even if the guy isn't just being careful with AK or slow rolling a made hand, you had about %30. So I believe should've checked on the turn and seen the river for free. If made your flush he's gonna call you anyway cause he won't put you on a flush draw on the turn. If not, you're not winning the hand and he ain't going anywhere.

      Then again, if would've been me I would've folded preflop. But if I was deep and wanted to put pressure and reraised preflop, then betting on the flop would not be a good idea. Cause usually running against AK or a pair which would be really hard to push him out of the hand on the flop. And on the turn, not so many outs, might even drawing dead.
    • jackinbeat
      jackinbeat
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.07.2011 Posts: 66
      My thoughts are basically flat pre, never folding AQs here for a small raise, unless he's super tight in early position, wouldn't want to raise, although you do have position, so if you do raise, I'd make it smaller.

      Flop i check back. Turn if they check, i'd bet maybe 1025, a bit over 1/3 of pot, and call a raise depending on player and sizing. If calls might be tempted to fire again, although might check behind, again player dependant.

      Don't want to go broke with AQ, I've learnt that lesson the painful way.

      Would be interested to know what you think of my play, have many hand histories of my own to post, just find that some already posted seem better for analysis, how do you pick a good hand to post?
    • NutzAreOk
      NutzAreOk
      Moderator
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      Joined: 28.01.2011 Posts: 6,609
      You are only 32bb effective here so I would always flat this IP. No matter if opener is tight or loose player. Way too weak to fold AQs pre.

      Way you have played this hand, maybe 1/3 pot cbet on the flop would be better and just give up on turn if villain does not fold (unless your hand improves). If you hit the ace on the turn, you have to play really carefully. I would take a free card and checkback turn.

      e. Ofc you can 3bet here vs loose villain but if you don`t want to go broke here pre, flat.