[NL2-NL10] NL2 AQs - Hitting a monster on flop.

    • Firefly52
      Joined: 20.01.2011 Posts: 147
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, A.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.04, MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, 3 folds, BB calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.37) T, J, K (3 players)
      BB checks, MP1 bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.73) 7 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35.

      River: ($1.43) 3 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.55, Hero calls $0.55.

      Final Pot: $2.53.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a royal flush(Q A).
      MP1 shows a pair of nines(9 9).

      Hero wins with a royal flush(Q A).

      Slowplay or valuebet?

      A large part of my profit is determined by how well I play monsters / nuthands. Problem is I never really thought out a strategy, and I used to be valuebetting lots back when I was playing maniac/LAG style. But after my recent switch to TAG I only slowplay them. The opponent didn't have an aggresive image, but seemed to be a reg. On this hand I happened to be in position which made everything a lot easier, but I wouldn't know what to do if I hit a monster OOP/ they just checking to me.
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