[NL2-NL10] nl5 zoom AQs, 3bet in BU

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,378
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $5.06 (101.2 bb)
      SB: $5.02 (100.4 bb)
      BB: $2.50 (50 bb)
      UTG: $8.88 (177.6 bb)
      MP: $5.04 (100.8 bb)
      CO: $9.28 (185.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, Hero raises to $0.45, 2 folds, CO calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.97) 9 5 4 (2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $0.55, CO folds

      $0.97 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 9 5 4
      Hero mucked Q A and won $0.93 ($0.48 net)
      CO mucked and lost (-$0.45 net)
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello DrDunne,

      Would have still 3bet a bit bigger like 50-55 cents but otherwise seems to be fine.

      Another option would be just to Call and play postflop which would be a standard play I'd advice to pick.

      Best Regards.
    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      I like to 3bet my weaker hands here (the ones I'm unsure if I'm ahead of his range with) like KTo or QJo. This way, I often get a fold vs his weak CO range or sometimes have an opportunity to steal it on the flop with a 1/2 size cbet on nice A high or K high boards that are dry.

      The reason you want to just call with a more powerful hand like AQs is because they will often cbet to you and be dominated (ie: A high or Q high flop). Would you rather win their 15c or win 35c + ? =)