[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQ two pair

    • redwarf01
      redwarf01
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.08.2010 Posts: 225
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $5.67
      UTG2:
      $5.98
      MP1:
      $6.18
      MP2:
      $3.75
      MP3 (Hero):
      $4.00
      CO:
      $4.02
      BU:
      $1.90
      SB:
      $5.27
      BB:
      $5.19


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.16, Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, MP2 calls $0.24.

      Flop: ($0.86) A, 6, 2 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.61, MP2 calls $0.61.

      Turn: ($2.08) 4 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.99, Hero calls $0.99.

      River: ($4.06) Q (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1.75, Hero calls $1.75.

      Final Pot: $7.56.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, aces and queens(Ac Qh).
      MP2 shows three of a kind, sixs(6d 6s).

      MP2 wins with three of a kind, sixs(6d 6s).

      Could i fold this hand?
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello redwarf01,

      Preflop: What's the reason for 3betting here. Was the opponent very loose and raising a lot or why? I guess sometimes I even like the fold here better.

      As played
      Postflop: Not much you can do there, sometimes I might even raise it for value on river although Calling is fine as well. He made a mistake while he went to set mine with 66, in long run he will lose a lot money.

      Best regards.
    • redwarf01
      redwarf01
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.08.2010 Posts: 225
      Yes, he had stats like VPIP:24 PFR:16, so i 3-betted because he could call me with worse hands i think.
      Thanks for your comments, they are really helpful :)
    • cheekopeh
      cheekopeh
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      OP: Personally I would raise the turn against his less than half-size pot bet. He may very well have Ax worse than you.

      That way, if he would have 3-bet it may set off some alarm bells and save ourselves from committing more money on the river. If he just called and shoves or bets big on the river then I think it's very likely we're beat. Not sure if that's the optimal way though just my humble opinion.

      Veriz: So in your opinion Villain should have folded PF when he got 3-bet by Hero because of the call20 rule? If as played, is check/raise or bet/shove the optimal way of playing?

      Thanks(:
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Veriz: So in your opinion Villain should have folded PF when he got 3-bet by Hero because of the call20 rule? If as played, is check/raise or bet/shove the optimal way of playing?

      It's less actually than 20 but yes likely. Although since redwarf01 made the 3bet that smallish he somehow even is getting correct implied odds if overview the correct one he is getting like 16,5:1. Therefore he made correct Call. But yes, overall to avoid such spots, he also should have made the bigger 3bet preflop. And I guess if I had there 66 I'd just Check/Raise it on flop or something similar or just donk the turn bigger as played.