[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL 25 AQ on paired board OOP

    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1772583
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      BTN: $25.07 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 23, 3B: 7, AF: 1.5, Hands: 30
      Hero (SB): $25.00 -
      BB: $19.81 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 30
      UTG: $21.00 - VPIP: 47, PFR: 27, 3B: 8, AF: 5.5, Hands: 30
      MP: $24.48 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 17, AF: 0.0, Hands: 67
      CO: $25.35 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 2.3, Hands: 210

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is SB with Q :spade: A :diamond:
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.65, 1 fold

      Flop: ($1.75) T :club: 7 :spade: T :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $1.00, Hero calls $1

      Turn: ($3.75) 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, CO raises to $6.50, Hero folds

      I would expect villain to fold a good amount of the time vs this play and give me credit for some sort of hand. What do you think? Would you suggest any other line?
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DeMarcohsp,

      Depends a lot on the dynamics as well here but overall it's fine if we are rather unknown and haven't played back at him much. Nice hand!

      Best Regards.
    • Farmarchist
      Farmarchist
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.12.2010 Posts: 14,640
      3bet>call ? Vs which oppo's it is, vs which it isn't please? This is rly a leak of me -> not knowing when to call/3bet/fold in blinds with QK etc.
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      My approach is to not 3bet/fold strong hands preflop vs guys that are likely to 4bet bluff.

      I see 2 scenarios:

      Guys that call 3bets lightly and never 4 bet without nuts. Vs this guys I 3bet wide range for value preflop (broadways,pairs). Common vs weaker/fishy players

      Guys that call 3bets with a strong range and 4bet a polarized one (common reg). Vs this guys I think it is better to 3bet polarized(easy to play vs their 4bets) and flat a strong range OOP (have an advantage vs their wide opening range). Indeed I know I end up with a pretty low 3bet % vs them if I don't cross the limit as there not so many premium hands.

      I know I'm not very good in 3bet pots, it is the very next thing I'm going to deal with and try to understand deeper, especially related to playing in the blinds, as I'm doing very poorly in those 2 positions.


      Do you think that I should depolarize my range of 3betting vs regs when OOP and value some hands more highly if they start 4betting a lot? Like getting allin with TT+/AQ+?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Farmarchist
      3bet>call ? Vs which oppo's it is, vs which it isn't please? This is rly a leak of me -> not knowing when to call/3bet/fold in blinds with QK etc.
      DeMarcohsp wrote it pretty good. No need to always 3bet while AQ might be too strong hand to just 3bet/Fold and why shouldn't we even. While by flatting we keep his range wide and can easily play postflop against him. :)