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[NL2-NL10] AQ with QK on flop

    • Oly0909
      Oly0909
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.06.2008 Posts: 856
      Known players:
      SB:
      $13,55
      Hero:
      $1,85
      MP1:
      $2,10
      MP2:
      $1,70
      MP3:
      $10,13
      CO:
      $8,78
      BB:
      $10,70
      UTG:
      $2,00
      UTG+1:
      $43,60
      UTG+2:
      $9,90

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.50 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:spade: , Q:diamond:
      UTG+1 calls $0,10, UTG+2 calls $0,10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0,60, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $0,50, UTG+2 calls $0,50.

      Flop: ($1,95) Q:club: , 6:heart: , K:diamond: (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($1,95) 2:club: (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1,95) 9:heart: (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1,95

      Did I missed something?
  • 4 replies
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      These situations are always tricky.
      You hit your queen, but there is also a K on the board.
      You don't have TPTK, so not really a made hand. Against 2 opponents I think you should check/fold this all the way.

      It's like holding QQ and facing a K on the flop, the only difference is that you have 3 extra outs with your A now.
      And I don't think that difference is worth betting here.

      A cheap showdown isn't that bad here :)

      nh!
    • vladnz
      vladnz
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2007 Posts: 1,355
      push flop ? the pot is more the 1and half your stack and therefore you push with any hands you raised pre-flop with.
    • DeKuip
      DeKuip
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,995
      Good point about the stack size, but I still doubt if you also push this against 2 opponents on this board.

      I wonder what the experts have to say about this :)
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Hi Oly0909,

      as far as you know (and I assume you do know since you're posting this hand) according to the basic strategy it's a check/fold till showdown. But with flopped second pair and in position I think you may go for a push on the flop. But it's always a matter of oponents - are they passive? are they aggressive?

      Without reads i'd push flop.