[NL20-NL50] NL25 AQs blind battle

    • z1pz0r
      Joined: 12.08.2009 Posts: 981
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      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      4 folds, SB raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2) J, T, A (2 players)
      SB bets $1.40, Hero calls $1.40.

      Turn: ($4.8) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.75, Hero raises to $3.50, SB calls $1.75.

      River: ($11.8) 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $11.8.

      I'm really confused by this hand ...
      Preflop I don't really want to 3bet since I want money from weaker aces, queens. On flop I don't really go for a raise since I would invest too much money but there are so many f-ing draws ...
      On turn I'm trying to represent strong heart. I think that by minraising it's like that I really want him to stay in the hand.

      Villan is 16/11 villan, 5 aggr. factor over 134 hands
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I like 3-betting pf, since he can easily call pf with KQ, KJ, maybe some weaker Qx hands, you take initiative, sometimes get 4-bet bluffed when you can shove AQs for value and if you don´t really 3-bet there with AQs, then it is hard to balance your 3-bet range for value, so he can really start 4-betting you a lot and you can´t really do anything
      Postflop: I think flop call is fine and I´d likely fold turn
      Players doesn´t really bluff on 4-board flushes, so if he bets he likely has there flush and won´t really fold to min-raise. So I think fold is better than putting in 14bb drawing dead a lot of times