# [NL2-NL10] AQ against a fish with high 3bet %

• Bronze
Joined: 21.01.2010
\$0.25/\$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

Known players:
MP2 = (\$24.00)
MP3 = (\$43.05)
CO = (\$24.35) 49/22 , 3bet % of 13% about 16 hands out of 47
BU = (\$18.25)
SB = (\$9.50)
BB = (\$11.25)
UTG1 (Hero) = (\$11.40)
UTG2 = (\$9.25)
MP1 = (\$9.75)

Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with A, Q.
Hero raises to \$1.25, 4 folds, CO raises to \$3.00, 3 folds, Hero raises to \$11.40, CO calls \$8.40.

Flop: (\$23.55) 4, 7, 9 (2 players)

Turn: (\$23.55) Q (2 players)

River: (\$23.55) 8 (2 players)

Final Pot: \$23.55.
Results follow:

Hero shows a pair of queens(A Q).
CO shows a pair of kings(K K).

CO wins with a pair of kings(K K).

Could i have folded this hand against this fish?
• 2 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 14.09.2009
Did you mean that the sample of hands you have on 3bet is 16 and he 3 betted 13% of that because if it is the case that means he 3betted 2 out of 16 hands so not representative at all. He could still be 3 betting very tight. If you have only 47 hands against villain you don't really have a sample , so you have to be careful, he could have had a few good hands during those 47. PFR of 22 is only about 10 hands so as you can see it could just be a good run of card.

Saying that, you can only base yourself on the stats and read that you have. SO Given that villain looks very aggro. I dont think either line is wrong pushing or folding.

I think you could have bet a bit bigger on opening raise. pot size (3.5bb) to 4bb. So between \$1.75 to \$2. And then evaluate to his bet size.

Also if you play him again make a note of his bet size. you can see that he 3bet you quite under pot size. even under 2.5x the size of your bet with a monster.

If you can find the other hands where he 3betted and check the bet size and if you had a showdown and compare you might find a read there.

One last thing , AQo or AQs are not in the starting hands on UTG, I am not saying it is wrong to play them but, unless you are a more advance player it avoid you been in some difficult spots.
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
Because stats are almost irrelevant due sample size