[NL2-NL10] NL10 ~ AQ paired flop

    • MasochisticDesire
      MasochisticDesire
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2010 Posts: 486
      iPoker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $10.00
      BB: $18.51
      UTG: $3.50
      MP: $3.45
      Hero (CO): $14.64
      BTN: $16.17 19/16/8/1.3 fold to Cbet 18% (460)

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has A:diamond: Q:spade:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) J:diamond: 3:diamond: J:club:
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.80

      Turn: ($3.15, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($3.15, 2 players) A:club:
      Hero bets $3.15, BTN calls $3.15

      Hero shows A:diamond: Q:spade: (Full House, Jacks full of Aces) (Pre 48%, Flop 52%, Turn 50%)
      BTN shows Q:heart: A:heart: (Full House, Jacks full of Aces) (Pre 52%, Flop 48%, Turn 50%)
      Hero wins $4.41
      BTN wins $4.41



      Dont like how I played this and after the hand I defo thought I missed ways to take down the pot.

      A) As his fold to Cbet is so low I think check/raise the flop is fine
      Fold out his no pair hands attempting to steal. If he flats he is likely to have a pair and I can fold T/R if I dont improve.

      B) bet/3bet/fold
      Think this player is defo raising A hi to steal vs my Cbet (100% over 72hands though only 2/2)
      I think re-raise/folding probably preferable to flatting OOP.

      Flop as played then I must fire Turn if I want to win though I dont fold out any hands that I wouldn't have by reraising the flop.

      vs unkown with these stats I would prob just check/fold flop and not level myself.
      Villain is reg though and I feel momentum favours me at the moment and dont want to give up too easily vs his mild aggression IP.

      As played I think Cbet/calling pretty weak.
      What are your thoughts on A and B?

      Thanks,
      MD
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello MasochisticDesire,

      Don't see any reason to Bet/Call there, you wont really end up playing the hand with huge profit whilst the guy may easily just 2nd barrel and you rarely able to Call. Vs unknown standard Bet/Fold (we don't know his CB size here).

      Or if we assume him to be playing back against us then rather 3bet the flop instead.

      Best Regards.
    • MasochisticDesire
      MasochisticDesire
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2010 Posts: 486
      Thanks veriz, good to know that some of my post evaluation is on the right track.

      Or if we assume him to be playing back against us then rather 3bet the flop instead.


      Yes, I certainly do.
      In which case, before any action takes place on the flop would you rather...

      A) check raise (less profit but less risk and lower varience.)

      or

      B) bet/3bet (more profit, higher risk, and higher varience.)

      Quite an open question dependent on situation and opponent.
      At this point I was considered less about hand ranges and more about meta game and game flow.

      Thanks,
      MD
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by MasochisticDesire
      Thanks veriz, good to know that some of my post evaluation is on the right track.

      Or if we assume him to be playing back against us then rather 3bet the flop instead.


      Yes, I certainly do.
      In which case, before any action takes place on the flop would you rather...

      A) check raise (less profit but less risk and lower varience.)

      or

      B) bet/3bet (more profit, higher risk, and higher varience.)

      Quite an open question dependent on situation and opponent.
      At this point I was considered less about hand ranges and more about meta game and game flow.

      Thanks,
      MD
      Yep, your thinking process is pretty good. :) Hope we will able to improve it even more.