[NL2-NL10] NL2 AQs

    • keoghh
      Joined: 01.07.2011 Posts: 857
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:club: , Q:club:
      2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, CO raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.25) Q:spade: , T:spade: , 8:club: (2 players)
      CO bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.61) A:diamond: (2 players)
      CO bets $0.43, Hero raises to $2.12 (All-In), CO calls $1.29 (All-In).

      River: ($4.45) K:diamond: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.45

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      CO shows a straight, ace high (Ah Jc)
      Hero shows two-pair, aces and queens (Ac Qc)

      CO wins with a straight, ace high (Ah Jc)

      First off any argument for 3-betting preflop?

      Then is my flop play ok? Looking back im thinkin i should of raised flop to protect and to get value from busted draws?

      Turn i decide i dont want any ugly cards on the river, so decide to ship it, river = fml.
  • 2 replies
    • esuohdla
      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 411
      I would 3bet pre here all of the time, you have position and a hand that is doing well against his raising range, on top of the fact you will probably get called by worse quite often. Rest of the hand I agree with, he would be happy to pay you off with worse aces (AJ/AT/AK/A8, maybe others, player dependant) and hands like QT, maybe QJ or KQ. River is just shit luck.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello keoghh,

      Nah, with the position your play is totally fine and I would have played the same way. Nice hand! Of course we could talk about 3betting but then we practically have to 3bet/Fold since our hand ain't gonna be very strong vs his 4bet range.

      Best Regards.