[NL2-NL10] NL10 AQs , small valuebet river?

    • ragney
      Joined: 02.08.2010 Posts: 2,417
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , Q:spade:
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0,40, CO folds, Hero calls $0,40, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0,95) Q:heart: , T:diamond: , 2:club: (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0,3, Hero raises to $1,10, MP3 calls $0,80.

      Turn: ($3,15) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $1,8, MP3 calls $1,80.

      River: ($6,75) T:spade: (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $2, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $6,75

      What if he shoves river? We can't really fold there. Still bet river?
  • 2 replies
    • fryandspicy
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      I think you can fold to a shove because he isn't aggressive enough to do it with worse.

      He's still calling the river bet with KQ and QJ so it's fine to bet small here if you ask me.

      As a side note, it's generally not good to reraise flop with TPTK because you isolate yourself against better hands, but against a LAGish opponent it's fine of course.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ragney,

      Preflop: Against such a player you may even consider 3betting but Calling is definitely fine if you don't feel that safe to play in bigger pots.

      As played
      Flop: You might even raise it bigger here, ~$1,40 or something similar.
      Turn: Also I'd bet bigger, ~$2,40.

      As played
      River: With your bet sizing we can't really fold there if he decides to shove, since we will get pretty good odds, if you want to play Bet/Fold then bet a lot less but likely I wouldn't consider that, he still may Call us with any worse Q, therefore I'd even consider playing for stacks there and shove.

      Best regards.