[NL2-NL10] Pls move: AQs v2 NL10 SH 9.8.

    • durinko
      Joined: 06.12.2011 Posts: 239
      iPoker - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $10.00
      UTG: $3.48
      MP: $10.68 16/13/4/2
      CO: $21.72
      Hero (BTN): $23.46
      SB: $10.00

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has Q:heart: A:heart:

      UTG calls $0.10, MP raises to $0.40, CO calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, fold, fold, UTG calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.75, 4 players) A:spade: 8:heart: 7:club:
      UTG checks, MP bets $1.31, fold, Hero calls $1.31, fold

      Turn: ($4.37, 2 players) 5:club:
      MP bets $3.27, Hero calls $3.27

      River: ($10.91, 2 players) J:diamond:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      MP shows A:club: K:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 71%, Flop 84%, Turn 95%)
      Hero mucks Q:heart: A:heart: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 29%, Flop 16%, Turn 5%)
      MP wins $10.19

      Preflop: Is it okay just to call in this spot? or if I want to play, should I raise it?
      rest of the hand: is it okay just call it down? or would you rather fold in some spot?
  • 2 replies
    • Jan217
      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 626
      I think you played it optimally tbh. If the opener was looser, and especially if he or the caller was a fish I would squeeze but as it stands I think calling is better.

      Calling twice on this dry flop is best I think, if he bombs river you should fold, but if the river blanks and he checks I would be very inclined to value bet like HP vs AJ/AT.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello durinko,

      Preflop: Calling preflop is totally fine, especially vs that kind of tight range. Vs him we are rather turning our hand into bluff. Though rather keep the loose players in the hand and play it postflop.

      As played
      Postflop: Calling flop is still fine whilst he could still even CB with worse Ax hands and we have still some backdoors even. But afterwards on the turn I'd be more willing to fold vs such a nit. His range is very narrow there and which means our equity is pretty crappy in those spots:

      Board: A:spade: 8:heart: 7:club:  5:club:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    60.23%  50.88%   9.35% { AA, 88-77, ATs+, AJo+ }
      UTG+1  39.77%  30.43%   9.35% { AhQh }

      Best Regards.