[NL20-NL50] NL50 AA vs. flop raise in 3b pot

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $18.03 (36.1 bb)
      Hero (BB): $50 (100 bb)
      UTG: $81.47 (162.9 bb)
      MP: $73.63 (147.3 bb)
      CO: $61.48 (123 bb)
      BTN: $53.74 (107.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: A:spade:
      2 folds, CO raises to $1.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $5, CO calls $3.50

      Flop: ($10.25) Q:heart: 9:club: 8:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, CO raises to $17, Hero raises to $45 and is all-in, CO calls $28

      Unknown. Standart hand?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      100bb in a 3bet pot = never folding here. Sometimes you'll see KQ/AQ being raised for thin value, and you'll typically run into many flush draws as well. maybe he raises QT/QJ if he wants to merge his raising range too.

      If you are not happy with stacking off here you have some other options

      1. Check/call: Take the passive line and induce bluffs. Mostly applicable if you think your hand is not good for 3 streets. I think we can have 3 streets from AQ/KQ so I don't like this option.

      2. Bet/fold: This is good when opponent is ultra passive.

      3. Check/raise: Good if villain is expected to bet a lot when checked to, and also bet for thin value with KQ/AQ and never fold to raises. In this way we can induce some bluffs, and also maximize our value before bad turns and rivers come.

      I like check/raise or bet/call, both are fine to me.