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[NL2-NL10] AQ on the flop in 3 situations

    • SillySaurus
      Joined: 27.01.2010 Posts: 206
      No info on any of the opponents.

      Hand 1:
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($4.89)
      BB ($13.90)
      UTG ($3.18)
      CO ($4)
      BTN ($3.76)

      Dealt to Hero A:club: Q:spade:

      UTG calls $0.04, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, BB calls $0.12, UTG calls $0.12

      FLOP ($0.48) A:spade: 8:diamond: 7:diamond:

      Hero bets $0.40, BB folds, UTG raises to $0.92, Hero folds

      UTG wins $1.22

      Thoughts: I am not sure if I should have reraised him. He could have 3 of a kind, two pair, but he could also have an ace with a weaker kicker.

      Hand 2:
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2.66)
      BB ($8.28)
      UTG ($4)
      UTG+1 ($4.85)
      CO ($5.16)
      Hero ($5.12)

      Dealt to Hero A:spade: Q:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.12, SB calls $0.10, BB raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.48, fold

      FLOP ($1.32) 8:spade: Q:club: K:spade:

      BB bets $1.04, Hero calls $1.04

      TURN ($3.40) 8:spade: Q:club: K:spade: 5:diamond:

      BB checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($3.40) 8:spade: Q:club: K:spade: 5:diamond: 3:heart:

      BB bets $6.64 (AI), Hero folds

      BB wins $3.23

      Thoughts: Perhaps I should have reraised the flop, but at least I think I should have betted the turn.

      Hand 3:
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.04(BB) Replayer
      SB ($3.96)
      BB ($4.30)
      UTG ($3.51)
      UTG+1 ($4.06)
      CO ($4.41)
      Hero ($4.41)

      Dealt to Hero Q:spade: A:spade:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.12, fold, Hero calls $0.12, fold, fold

      FLOP ($0.30) J:spade: 7:heart: Q:club:

      UTG+1 bets $0.21, Hero calls $0.21

      TURN ($0.72) J:spade: 7:heart: Q:club: 6:club:

      UTG+1 bets $0.51, Hero calls $0.51

      RIVER ($1.74) J:spade: 7:heart: Q:club: 6:club: 2:heart:

      UTG+1 bets $1.24, Hero folds

      UTG+1 wins $1.66

      Thoughts: Should I have reraised him on the flop? I tried to keep the pot little by just calling him, but thought on the river that he must have had a better hand than mine with bets on all the streets, and therefore i folded.
  • 1 reply
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,020

      it'd be appreciated if you posted only 1 hand per thread so that we can focus better and avoid too much scrolling, as per guideline 6 here.
      i know that the text says "3 hands", but there's not really any point in it if the hands are not somehow connected (some table dynamic). thanks!

      that said, i'll still evaluate all hands, even though not in very great detail.

      hand 1: could raise to 5-6bb preflop but otherwise fairly standard.
      he most likely will not raise worse aces, it's mostly towards twopair+ and draws.
      even though his raise size is pretty weak, due to your big cbet sizing (which is good against such a likely fish) it's less likely that he will try to semibluff so it's more towards nutted hands.

      hand 2: just fold preflop without further information. he squeezes and makes it 15bb to go which is pretty huge so we should assume that he is strong there.
      as played flop should still be a fold. he cbets big, a strong range will be crushing us on this flop and we will never know where we stand even if we hit an ace.

      hand 3: pretty standard, i would play the same way.
      there is no point in raising as you'll only make worse fold and better continue.