[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH AQ 3bet pot line check

    • armo
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 451
      villain unknown, looks like standart tag

      $0.25/$0.50 Ante $0.10 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      UTG ($52.40)
      UTG+1 ($72.10)
      CO ($54.45)
      BTN ($107)
      Hero (SB) ($108.40)
      BB ($122.45)

      Pre-Flop: ($1.35, 6 players) Hero is SB Q:heart: A:club:
      UTG raises to $2, 3 folds, Hero raises to $6, 1 fold, UTG calls $4

      Flop: 5:heart: K:club: A:spade: ($13.10, 2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      Turn: 6:diamond: ($13.10, 2 players)
      Hero bets $8, UTG calls $8

      River: 4:diamond: ($29.10, 2 players)
      Hero bets $14, UTG calls $14

      Final Pot: $57.10

      Check flop with intention to call bet and if checked back then bet/bet t and r, sometimes ppl cant fold their pp and weaker aces
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Preflop question: Are we 3-betting this hand for value or as a bluff?

      I'm not a huge fan of 3-betting EP opens from the blinds with mid strength hands unless there is history (so then I can expect to get called by worse or 4-bet light).

      Most regs play pretty tight vs a 3-bet from the blinds when in EP.

      So if he calls I can expect him to have med pairs, AK/some AQ.

      TT-JJ = 12 combos
      QQ = 3 combos

      AK = 6 combos
      AQ = 6 combos

      Keep in mind some AK/QQ hands will 4-bet preflop and some AK will bet the flop so his range is weighted towards the other part.

      I like 2 small vbets if I expect villain to be bluff catchy and here it's hard to tell since there are no reads. I think given your bet size TT-QQ can still call so that's good.

      If you can't expect villain to be bluff catchy on 2 streets betting turn and ck/folding river becomes a better play. So river we either bet/fold or ck/fold.
    • armo
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 451
      Pre for value, as far as I have seen nl50 sh players just dont give up to 3bets - I expect them to call with ATo+, lots of suited aces, KJ+, pps, connectors etc.. Dunno maybe I should 3bet a bit tighter from blinds ?(
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d likely would call pf, since I don´t expect villains to call too often hands like AJ/AT/KQ that AQ dominates, so better is to keep them in pf and get value postflop
      Postlfop game is fine. You can´t get too much value from worse hands so it is fine to c/c down. You can also take the same line with AK, although that point I´d c/rai river