[NL2-NL10] AQ squeeze

    • YourDoom
      YourDoom
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 878
      I turn check/raise ok? (I wanted to rep TT-KK by checking and make weaker aces bet)


      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $16,15
      UTG2:
      $5
      BU:
      $2

      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , Q:heart:
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0,10, 4 folds, BU calls $0,10, Hero raises to $0,40, BB folds, UTG2 calls $0,30, BU folds.

      Flop: ($0,95) A:club: , 6:spade: , 5:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,6, UTG2 calls $0,60.

      Turn: ($2,15) 3:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $1,9, Hero raises to $15,15 (All-In), UTG2 calls $2,10 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back (All-In).

      River: ($10,15) 9:heart: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $10,15

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG2 shows a pair of aces (Ah Kc)
      Hero shows (Ad Qh)

      UTG2 wins with a pair of aces (Ah Kc)
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello YourDoom,

      More often I'd bet myself on turn since such passive opponent could easily even check behind his weak hands and lets just get value from them, Bet/Bet/Bet. Otherwise seems to be fine, although sometimes overplayed, depending on the opponent.

      Best regards.
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      I think he overplayed AQo. Since he will have at least one player behind him (many times even both of them) and playing AQ oop is very -ev I think. I'm inclined to just calling preflop. If you miss it's easy c/f.
      On flop I'm check-raising against one opponent. And if both of them called I just donk bet 2/3 into them.

      Maybe I just lost so many hands with AQ that I play it so passively :)
    • YourDoom
      YourDoom
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 878
      yaxkukmian: still many players will fold to squeeze and its +5.4bbs in this case, also if I get 1 call 2/3 pot c-bet works more then 50% of time.

      BU will hardly call squeeze - its 1/5 of his stack. (and he most likely have PP)