[NL2-NL10] NL10 AQs preflop

    • yayasarika
      Joined: 25.09.2010 Posts: 59
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2)
      BB ($10)
      UTG ($38.44)
      Hero ($10.83)
      UTG+2 ($12.28)
      MP1 ($10)
      MP2 ($9.94)
      CO ($11.67)
      BTN ($2.29)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: Q:diamond:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.40, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, BB raises to $1, Hero calls $0.60

      FLOP ($2.05) 4:club: 4:heart: T:spade:

      BB bets $1.10, Hero folds

      BB wins $1.95

      Villain played 31/14 w 2.7% 3bet over 2.1k hands

      these sort of small raises from villains that rarely 3bets is often super strong range like KK+. However, I'm in position and only need to call 6bb into a 14.5bb pot. On the other hand all I can really hope for is to hit straight or flush draws, which I think I can play very profitable considering im in position and if his range is as strong as expected he is very likely to pay us if we hit.

      is it a waste of money to call these small raises in position or should I start folding in these spots?
  • 2 replies
    • buzzinowt
      Joined: 12.09.2011 Posts: 80
      What are the stats/ tendancies of villain? If villain is tight we have little equity and will be check folding most flops anyway. If we hit an A we could be dominated (AK, AA), if we hit a Q we could be dominated (QQ+). If we hit a flush we are not likely to get paid off. Personally I find it easy to just fold PF with these types of hands unless villain is loose.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello yayasarika,

      Standard fold preflop vs such a 3bet. :) Don't make such Calls while you will rarely see any worse Ax hands here and our equity is just horrible. You are way too often putting yourself into trouble.

      What's your plan if you hit your Q or A? Do you ever expect to be far-far ahead?

      Best Regards.