[NL20-NL50] NL50 AQo preflop. Flop range?

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $79.59 (159.2 bb)
      BTN: $79.01 (158 bb)
      SB: $74.72 (149.4 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $56.81 (113.6 bb)
      MP: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A:heart: Q:spade:
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP folds, CO calls $1.50, BTN calls $1.50, SB folds, BB raises to $6, Hero raises to $14, CO calls $12.50, 2 folds

      Flop: ($35.75) 3:spade: 7:club: 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $65.57, Hero folds

      Results: $35.75 pot ($1.78 rake)
      Final Board: 3:spade: 7:club: 8:club:
      CO mucked and won $33.97 ($19.97 net)
      Hero mucked A:heart: Q:spade: and lost (-$14 net)

      Anon. table. All players are unknown.

      Do you have a calling range in this spot? Maybe PP for set value (77-JJ), because i don`t think that someone will often try to resteal the pot or calling here is a bad idea?

      Since i don`t want to call AQo and probably play OOP multiway, i think that this is the best hand to bluff 4bet with. Because of the small squeeze, i get a very good price for my bluff.

      After CO cold call the 4bet, what range do you put him on? I guess it`s a either a very strong range (JJ+, maybe AK) or in some % of the time he is a big fish and has a wide range? (SK,PP,suited broadwats e.t.c.)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Achilles,

      Preflop: I think your line preflop is fine.

      I would personally not have a calling range against unknowns. If CO had some info on the players (or us) maybe we can call certain pairs and big Ax/broadways but against unknowns it would be pretty bad.

      Postflop: Since we don't know anything about the guy and the flop is terrible we can't do much but check/fold. I think his range could be pairs and suited Ax (like AQ/AJ) and maybe some KQ hands.