[NL2-NL10] AQs NL5 too passive?

    • HansTheGreat
      HansTheGreat
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 3,807
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $2.66
      MP1:
      $12.50
      MP2:
      $2.68
      MP3:
      $3.69
      CO:
      $3.70
      BU:
      $5.05
      SB:
      $8.25
      BB (Hero):
      $7.48
      UTG1:
      $7.78


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      UTG1 raises to $0.25, 7 folds, Hero calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.52) K, T, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 bets $0.15, Hero calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.82) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      River: ($1.22) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.88, UTG1 raises to $1.76, Hero calls $0.88.

      Final Pot: $4.74.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, ace high(A Q).
      UTG1 shows a straight, ace high(Q K).

      Hero wins with a straight, ace high(A Q).
      UTG1 wins with a straight, ace high(Q K).

      UTG1 stars: 34/21/1.3(highest on the river 2.0)/80 hands
  • 2 replies
    • 0744379
      0744379
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      In my opinion you should definitely check raise the flop. The opponent is showing real weakness betting so little an you have quite a strong hand. By check calling you have no idea what kind of range he has as he would probably cbet quite often when checked to in position.

      As played you could also check raise the turn with the nut flush draw as you have so many outs with the pair and the gutshot aswell
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Sikac,

      Well, either way you can as well Check/Call the flop but against his bet size you could even consider Check/Raising. It would be just pretty cruel if he decides to 3bet since then we can't continue.

      Although as played I'd rather Bet myself on the turn after him betting so small on the flop and protect our hand. :) Otherwise not much to do, hard to fold for the given odds. While he could do that as well with Qx.

      Best Regards.