[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQs BU

    • FactoriusX
      FactoriusX
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.09.2010 Posts: 70
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $5.45
      SB:
      $6.27
      BB:
      $5.00
      UTG1:
      $4.52
      UTG2:
      $8.79
      MP1:
      $6.39
      MP2:
      $4.28
      MP3:
      $4.93
      CO:
      $8.88


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, Q.
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $0.17, CO folds, Hero calls $0.17, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.41) 5, 7, 8 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.23, Hero calls $0.23.

      Turn: ($0.87) A (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.55, MP3 calls $0.55.

      River: ($1.97) A (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $1.45, MP3 raises to $3.60, Hero raises to $4.50, MP3 calls $0.38.

      Final Pot: $10.45.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows a full-house, aces full of eights(8 A).
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(A Q).

      MP3 wins with a full-house, aces full of eights(8 A).

      The main thing I don't know is the river. I know that i shouldn't shove it here but should i fold the river because of his reraise?
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello FactoriusX,

      And welcome to the forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future, so we will be able to help you fix your leaks and as well help move up the limits. Will be waiting for next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      About the play:
      That's pretty sick but I guess we are very often against a very strong hand. And unless we really don't know the opponents range it's hard to say, either to Call or fold. There are just so many hands which make FH which are weaker Aces as ours. And overall, I guess we get at the best a break-even Call. Therefore I guess I'd just make the crying fold there.

      Just a small example:
      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 73,333% 73,333% 0,000% 26,667% 88-77, 55, AKs, AJs-ATs, A8s-A7s, A5s, AKo, AJo-ATo, A8o-A7o, A5o
      Player 2: 26,667% 26,667% 0,000% 73,333% AhQh

      And we need like 24% equity. Therefore the Call is very close, but I guess I'd still make the crying fold. He could easily be slowplaying something and what is often times the case.

      Best regards.
    • bobtheslob
      bobtheslob
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2010 Posts: 24
      Out of curiousity would you think a 3bet pf would be a good line here ?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by bobtheslob
      Out of curiousity would you think a 3bet pf would be a good line here ?
      Yeah, of course 3betting would be an option if you have a good reason for it. Like for example is raising to often and has a wide range there. But if not and rather is nittier then Calling is as well fine and play against him postflop.