[NL2-NL10] NL25 SSS: AQs

    • ManniXXX
      ManniXXX
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      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      MP2: $11.30
      CO: $46.20
      BTN: $32.85
      SB: $8.30
      Hero (BB): $4.65
      UTG: $13.25
      UTG+1: $50.30
      UTG+2: $34.65
      MP1: $12.05

      Pre-Flop: A:club: Q:club: dealt to Hero (BB)
      4 folds, MP2 calls $0.25, 2 folds, SB calls $0.15, Hero raises to $1.50, MP2 calls $1.25, SB folds

      Flop: ($3.25) K:diamond: 8:spade: T:club: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $2, MP2 raises to $7, Hero calls $1.15 and is All-In

      Turn: ($9.55) T:spade: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      River: ($9.55) 8:heart: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $9.55 Pot ($0.45 Rake)
      MP2 showed K:heart: 5:spade: (two pair, Kings and Tens) and WON $9.10 (+$4.45 NET)
      Hero showed A:club: Q:club: (two pair, Tens and Eights) and LOST (-$4.65 NET)

      I seem to find myself in these situations a lot. Can i really fold with only $1.15 left? Would a half size pot cbet be better than 2/3s?
  • 6 replies
    • NamePlus
      NamePlus
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      Joined: 11.02.2008 Posts: 9
      Imho AQ overplay.
      On that flop first to go i would check and fold to any raise.
      Gutshot, the far possibility of a flush and maybe a late hit of A/Q would not be enough for me.

      But if you really want to cbet in such situations fold to any raise. The amount you have left is the amount you would donk going AI.
    • nttflox
      nttflox
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      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 673
      I would push this flop all-in any day with AQ given your remaining stack, texture of the flop and your outs.
    • citystar12
      citystar12
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      Joined: 03.02.2008 Posts: 20
      I would raise to 1,75 pre flop because of the bad position after the flop
    • ManniXXX
      ManniXXX
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      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      Originally posted by NamePlus
      Imho AQ overplay.
      On that flop first to go i would check and fold to any raise.
      Gutshot, the far possibility of a flush and maybe a late hit of A/Q would not be enough for me.

      But if you really want to cbet in such situations fold to any raise. The amount you have left is the amount you would donk going AI.
      You make it sound like I'm playing BSS or something, I'm making a cbet because SSS tells me to. Calling the raise looks weak though, I should of probably pushed for maximum FE.
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Joined: 20.02.2008 Posts: 6,356
      Originally posted by ManniXXX

      You make it sound like I'm playing BSS or something, I'm making a cbet because SSS tells me to. Calling the raise looks weak though, I should of probably pushed for maximum FE.
      Yep push flop for maximum FE - since any type of bet here will commit you anyway.

      From the article on Trashhand on the flop against one opponent:

      You bet about 2/3 of the pot. If your stack is less than 1.5 times the pot you move all-in instantly.


      Best regards
      SoyCD
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      reread the basic strategy, it is a standard push