Early stages UTG3 Fold AQ?

    • AllAboutTheBenjamins
      AllAboutTheBenjamins
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.02.2011 Posts: 33
      Just so I know, the right thing to do is fold according to the starting hand chart?

      Known Players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      2935
      MP1:
      1610
      MP2:
      1540
      MP3:
      1203
      CO:
      1635
      BU:
      1097
      SB:
      2085
      BB:
      1395

      SnG-MTT $ 1.20 (9 Players)
      25/50 No-Limit Hold'em (8 Players)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.98.40204.1 by www.pokerstrategy.com

      Preflop: Hero is UTG3 with A :spade: , Q :spade:
      Hero folds, MP1 calls, MP2 folds, MP3 calls, CO folds, BU calls, SB folds, BB checks

      Flop: (225) A :diamond: , 8 :heart: , 6 :heart: (4 Players)
      BB checks,
      MP1 bets 100, MP3 folds,
      BU raises 947 to 1047 ( (AI)), BB folds, MP1 calls

      Turn: (2319) Q :diamond: (2 Players)

      River: (2319) T :spade: (2 Players)

      Final Pot: 2319

      Results follow (Highlight to see):
      MP1 shows a pair of aces (Ac, 7d) --> (Ad, Ac, 8h, Qd, Ts)
      BU shows a pair of aces (Ah, 5h) --> (Ad, Ah, 8h, Qd, Ts)

      MP1 wins 1160 with a pair of aces (Ac, 7d) --> (Ad, Ac, 8h, Qd, Ts)
      BU wins 1159 with a pair of aces (Ah, 5h) --> (Ad, Ah, 8h, Qd, Ts)
  • 2 replies
    • evertonroar
      evertonroar
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.06.2009 Posts: 737
      I would raise preflop with this hand. limp and fold to a raise with aj
    • pzhon
      pzhon
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,151
      I don't think UTG3 is a good name for this position. You are 5 off of the button, or UTG 8-handed.

      AQs can be a profitable hand to play there. However, it's not tremendously profitable, whatever you saw on this hand. You have a big positional disadvantage which means that you will tend to pay off better hands or get bluffed off by worse more than you will get value from weaker hands or get better hands to fold. So, even though I would play AQs from that position, I don't think it is a significant mistake to fold it.