[NL2-NL10] NL10: AQ vs nonfullstacked MP open

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
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      SB: $10.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 21, 3B: 5, AF: 2,0, Hands: 58
      Hero (BB): $19.89 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 56532
      UTG: $8.44 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 14, 3B: 11, AF: 0,2, Hands: 21
      MP: $9.59 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 1,5, Hands: 23
      CO: $12.18 - VPIP: 30, PFR: 17, 3B: 10, AF: 3,5, Hands: 23
      BTN: $11.84 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 13, 3B: 11, AF: 0,0, Hands: 23

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with A :club: Q :heart:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.25, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.05, MP calls $0.80

      Flop: ($2.15) 3 :diamond: 8 :diamond: 3 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($2.15) A :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $1.45, Hero calls $1.45

      River: ($5.05) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      I am not sure I like my 3Bet given the fact that villain raises from MP. Could have just easily called and kept his range wide for sure.

      As played though:

      What about the flop check? We could try and fold out Ax type of hands or even other broadways if villain cals with them but could be a close decision since we don't really know that much about his postflop tendencies. So a check is the safest option.

      Turn:

      Sort of doesn't make sense to bluffcatch (especially since villain checked behind on the flop, which means that his range can very well include many Ax hands) since I 3Bet for value preflop. So I think that logic-wise it should have been a bet on the turn and then a check on the river probably.
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Well, I wouldn't say it's bad move while the guy raises just 2,5bb but of course another possibility would be to play the hand just in called pot and keep it small. Otherwise seems also to be well played.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Would betting the turn be a considerably worse option, if yes then why? Are we trying to induce a bluff?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Would betting the turn be a considerably worse option, if yes then why? Are we trying to induce a bluff?
      Rather let him bluff against you, not that many worse hands pay you on the turn cause FD would already have done it on the flop.