[NL2-NL10] NL4 QAo on the BTN

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      SB ($4.25)
      BB ($4.53)
      UTG ($4.80)
      UTG+1 ($1.04)
      UTG+2 ($4)
      MP1 ($4.21)
      MP2 ($2.40)
      CO ($2.44)
      Hero ($5.17)

      Dealt to Hero Q:heart: A:diamond:

      UTG calls $0.04, fold, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to $0.08, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, fold, fold, CO calls $0.16

      FLOP ($0.58) 5:heart: K:heart: 3:diamond:

      CO checks, Hero bets $0.42, CO calls $0.42

      TURN ($1.42) 5:heart: K:heart: 3:diamond: 2:spade:

      CO checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($1.42) 5:heart: K:heart: 3:diamond: 2:spade: 7:club:

      CO checks, Hero checks
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      It's fine to 3-bet preflop for value when in doubt.

      On the flop you don't need to bet that big on such a board, whatever he'll call or fold with, it won't depend much on your bet sizing. Even $0.3 will do fine.

      On the turn he's not folding Kx ever, he's not folding any 5x/3x either since those hands very often have more than just a pair now. So really if you bet you're mostly trying to get him off stuff like 8, which might not happen, or to get value from flushdraws, which there aren't enough off to compensate the times you get money in behind against pairs. Since you beat flushdraws as well, easy check back.

      River is the same kind of deal, you'll never get him off his many top pairs, you beat most flushdraws, he might or might not fold 5x/88 type hands to a bet but you'd need to bet big to have a chance of making that happen. Just checking back and seeing if you win is likely best.

      Hope it helps.